Thursday, February 28, 2008

Con Edison Launches New Program and New Web Site

Con Edison wants $7 billion over the next three years to keep pace with growth in New York and to meet the resulting rising demand for power. They also want $148 million for emergency storm response capability. The new program is called ENERGYNY. Con Edison also has the Power of Green web site. Con Edison’s EnergyNY plan outlines how the company is committed to meeting New York’s energy needs in a safe, reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible manner.

Consolidated Edison Company of New York’s customers used 62,591 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity in 2007. A gigawatt is a rate of energy production equal to 1,000 megawatts. On August 2, 2006, Con Edison set a record for peak electricity demand, reaching 13,141 megawatts. The city’s population has grown by more than 240,000 since 2000. Over the last five years, the number of home computers in Con Edison of New York's service area grew by 600,000. Con Edison’s customers used a record six million air conditioners to cool their homes and offices. Various sources project that New York will require generating an additional 2,000 to 3,000 MW of capacity by 2015. (Stats & Photo Courtesy Con Edison)

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