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Con Edison Solutions Donates New High-Efficiency Lighting System To Sound View Community Media Inc

BRIDGEPORT, CT, November 17, 1999 - Con Edison Solutions, one of the leading energy services companies in the northeastern United States, and a member of the Bridgeport Economic Resource Center has donated and installed a new high-efficiency lighting system for the Sound View Community Media Center in Bridgeport. Sound View Community Media Inc. is a non-profit affiliate of the Discovery Museum. The new lighting system illuminates an area leading to the Sound View Community Media Center, which operates as a center for community access TV production for the towns of Bridgeport, Fairfield, Milford, Orange, Stratford and Woodbridge.

The lighting system is a contoured Avante fixture design providing soft, uniform light distribution utilizing T5 biax compact fluorescent technology. It consists of 25 new energy-efficient fixtures with electronic ballasts, and, as it replaced an outdated "grate" system. The new higher illumination creates a much more "people-friendly" atmosphere. The lighting system was donated by Con Edison Solutions working together with People’s Bank, which owns the building, and was installed by Con Edison Solutions lighting specialists and design partners.

"We are delighted to provide support to the Sound View Media Center by donating one of our most important energy resource management services, a lighting upgrade in the Sound View Community Media entrance area," said John Boyd, president and chief executive officer of Con Edison Solutions. "By dramatically improving the quality of lighting in a facility, an organization can improve the environment in which employees work and improve morale and even productivity. We view this donation as a continuation of our commitment to Bridgeport, which we began last June when we joined the Bridgeport Economic Resource Center’s (BERC) board of directors and became the first out-of-state company to do so."

Mr. Boyd, who appeared at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at the Sound View Media Center, added: "Con Edison Solutions feels very privileged to have worked together and joined forces with People’s Bank, BERC and the Discovery Museum on this important project in support of the Bridgeport community."

Con Edison Solutions, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED) is one of the leading energy services providers in the northeastern United States. In addition to providing energy resource management services, the company provides electricity and/or natural gas to customers in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. More information can be obtained by calling 1-888-210-8899, or visiting the Con Edison Solutions Web site at

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