SOURCE: Con Edison Inc.

January 16, 2007 10:47 ET

Con Edison, Orange & Rockland Crews Respond to Upstate Ice Storm Damage

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 16, 2007 -- A convoy of trucks carrying Con Edison and Orange & Rockland crews left this morning for upstate New York to help National Grid crews repair damage from an ice storm.

An estimated 80,000 customers lost electrical power after the winter storm struck this weekend.

National Grid, the upstate utility with headquarters in London, asked for Con Edison's assistance on Monday. The company today sent 32 employees from Con Edison Company of New York, Inc. and 23 from Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. -- all experts in repairing damage to overhead wires and equipment.

The crews were expected to arrive this afternoon in Saratoga County, north of Albany, to begin restoring electricity to customers.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED) is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $26 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through the following 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 supply and services company; Con Edison Energy, a wholesale energy supply company; and Con Edison Development, a company that owns and operates generating plants and participates in other infrastructure projects. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Consolidated Edison, Inc.'s Web site at www.conedison.com.

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