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Con Edison System Hits New June Peak in Electric Usage
Approaches All-Time Record
NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Con Edison hit a new peak in electricity demand for the month of June today and also recorded the company's second-highest peak ever. At 5 p.m. today, Con Edison provided 12,138 megawatts in electrical power to its 3.1 million customers, setting a new record for June, which had been 11,875 megawatts set at 4 p.m. on June 26, 2003. That figure was also just short of the all-time peak record of 12,207 megawatts set on Aug. 9, 2001 at 3 p.m.
The Con Edison system delivers energy to approximately 9 million New York City and Westchester County residents. Con Edison employees are working round the clock to monitor its system, which includes about 92,000 miles of underground cables, 33,000 miles of overhead lines, 80,000 transformers and more than 203,000 utility poles.
During the ongoing heat wave, Con Edison remains in regular communication with New York City's Office of Emergency Management and the Westchester Office of Emergency Services.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $10 billion in annual revenues and $23 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 http://www.coned.com .
SOURCE Con Edison -0- 06/14/2005 /CONTACT: Michael Clendenin, +1-212-460-4111, for Con Edison/ /Web site: http://www.coned.com / (ED) CO: Con Edison; Consolidated Edison, Inc. ST: New York IN: OIL UTI SU: SVY MJ -- NYTU192 -- 3058 06/14/2005 19:46 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com
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