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Con Edison Salutes New York City Envirothon 2004 Champions

NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) today joined a ceremony at the Department of Parks and Recreation Arsenal Gallery honoring the winners of the New York City Envirothon 2004. The New York City Soil and Water Conservation District hosted the event last month at the New York Botanical Garden in The Bronx.

This is the sixth year that Con Edison sponsored the competition, which tests New York City high school students on environmental fields, including aquatics, forestry, biodiversity and introduced species, soils/geology and wildlife.

"The Envirothon inspires students to bring their environmental knowledge and skills into their communities, where they engage in recycling programs, and work toward the restoration and protection of our environment," said Randolph S. Price, Con Edison's vice president of Environment, Health and Safety. "On behalf of Con Edison, I congratulate the Envirothon 2004 winners and wish them great success in the state competition."

Also in attendance at the award ceremony were, Eugenia Flatow, chair, New York City Soil and Water District; Dr. Donald G. Fulton, director, Children's Education, New York Botanical Garden; Adrian Benepe, commissioner, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation; Christopher O. Ward, commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection; and Gail McMillan, director, public affairs for Bronx and Westchester, Con Edison.

The citywide champions -- Brooklyn Technical High School and Bronx High School of Science -- will compete in the State Envirothon on May 29 and 30.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED) is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with $10 billion in annual revenues and $21 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through its six subsidiaries: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., a regulated utility providing electric, gas and steam service in New York City and Westchester County, New York; Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., a regulated utility serving customers in a 1,350 square mile area in southeastern New York state and adjacent sections of northern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania; Con Edison Solutions, a retail energy services company; Con Edison Energy, a wholesale energy supply company; Con Edison Development, a company that owns and operates generating plants and participates in other infrastructure projects; and Con Edison Communications, a telecommunications infrastructure company and service provider. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Consolidated Edison, Inc.'s Web site at

SOURCE Consolidated Edison, Inc. -0- 05/21/2004 /CONTACT: Brenda Perez, +1-212-460-4111, for Consolidated Edison, Inc./ /Web site: / (ED) CO: Consolidated Edison, Inc. ST: New York

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