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Con Edison, Orange & Rockland Crews Respond to Upstate Ice Storm Damage
NEW YORK, Jan 16, 2007 – A convoy of trucks carrying Con Edison and Orange & Rockland crews left this morning for upstate New York to help National Grid crews repair damage from an ice storm.

An estimated 80,000 customers lost electrical power after the winter storm struck this weekend.

National Grid, the upstate utility with headquarters in London, asked for Con Edison's assistance on Monday. The company today sent 32 employees from Con Edison Company of New York, Inc. and 23 from Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. – all experts in repairing damage to overhead wires and equipment.

The crews were expected to arrive this afternoon in Saratoga County, north of Albany, to begin restoring electricity to customers.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $26 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison's Web site at www.coned.com.

Con Edison Media Relations
Contact: Chris Olert
Telephone: 1-212-460-4111

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