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Go Green for Less Green: ConEdison Solutions Now Offers 'Green Power' to Connecticut Businesses and Households
Environmentally Friendly Option Costs Less Than Utilities' Electricity Prices
WHITE PLAINS, NY, Jun 01, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- ConEdison Solutions, one of the nation's leading energy services companies, is now offering clean and renewable "Green Power" to Connecticut households and small businesses at a price lower than current utility electricity rates. This limited time offer allows consumers to save money while at the same time helping the environment.

Energy users who choose ConEdison Solutions as their competitive energy supplier now have the option to select environmentally friendly wind power as their energy source. The company's "Green Power" offering is fully offset by 100 percent wind power generated in the United States.

"Today, one of America's top priorities is to expand the use of clean, renewable energy," said Jorge J. Lopez, President of ConEdison Solutions. "Offered at a price lower than that of the standard utility price, the wind power alternative is now a compelling choice. Connecticut households and businesses are now able to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce their electricity bills at the same time."

ConEdison Solutions is currently offering green power at a savings of up to 3% compared to the local utility price for non-renewable energy. ConEdison Solutions green power is 11.98 cents per kilowatt hour and generated entirely from wind. By comparison, CL&P and UI are charging 12.2 and 12.4 c/kwh for energy supplied by coal, oil, and nuclear power plants. Typically, green power is sold at a premium to conventional energy. With ConEdison Solutions you can not only make a contribution to the environment but also save money by switching.

Instead of drawing on traditional energy supplies, local residents and businesses purchasing wind power contribute pollution-free electricity to the electricity grid, which displaces power that would have otherwise been produced from non-renewable sources. Wind energy creates no harmful air emissions and no greenhouse gases. It also supports domestic energy production because it is generated at wind farms here in the United States.

For typical residential customers, switching to Green Power is the equivalent of offsetting 8,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. Wind energy is the fastest-growing renewable energy source in the world.

More than 135,000 Connecticut customers now receive electricity from such alternate energy suppliers as ConEdison Solutions, and the number continues to increase. There are no switching fees and no cancellation fees for energy users opting for Green Power. The local utility company continues to deliver the electricity and perform such traditional services as outage response and meter reading.

It is quick and easy for households and small businesses to save money and make a positive contribution to the environment by getting a copy of their bill and calling 1-866-469-4362. Consumers can also visit

About ConEdison Solutions

ConEdison Solutions is a leading energy services company that provides competitive power supply, renewable energy, sustainability services, and cost-effective energy solutions for commercial, industrial, residential, and government customers. The company is based in White Plains, New York, with offices in Burlington, Massachusetts; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Falls Church, Virginia; Houston, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Durham, North Carolina and Overland Park, Kansas. The firm's dedicated team of energy professionals delivers a broad range of commodity, consulting, demand-side management and performance contracting services. ConEdison Solutions offers programs and services designed to help customers achieve their individual energy objectives and is accredited as an Energy Services Provider (ESP) by NAESCO.

ConEdison Solutions is a subsidiary and registered trademark of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED). More information can be obtained by calling 1-888-210-8899 or visiting the ConEdison Solutions website at You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at for information on all of the Consolidated Edison companies.

Christine Nevin
ConEdison Solutions
(914) 286-7094
(914) 629-2860 (c)

Steve Vitoff
The Marino Organization
(212) 889-0808 x 112
(516) 652-0785 (c)

SOURCE: ConEdison Solutions
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