SOURCE: Con Edison Co. of NY, Inc.

December 14, 2008 13:50 ET

Con Edison Crews Heading North to Restore Power to National Grid and Central Hudson Customers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 14, 2008) - Con Edison is dispatching 25 crews to assist National Grid in restoring electricity to 119,000 customers who are without power in the Albany area. The company is also dispatching seven crews to assist Central Hudson Gas & Electric in restoring power to more than 20,000 customers who are without electricity in Dutchess and Ulster Counties. An ice storm hit the region on Thursday, toppling trees and bringing power lines down.

In addition, the company is sending pole-setting equipment, mechanics, safety, and supervisory personnel to support the crews in their restoration effort.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $29 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

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