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New Yorkers Go ''Green'' for St. Patrick's Day

Submitted by: ConEdison Solutions

Categories: Clean Technology, Environment

Posted: Mar 15, 2007 – 01:20 PM EST

 

ConEdison Solutions Offers Clean, "Green" Renewable Energy

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2007--

Why not really go "green" this year for St. Patrick's Day?

Join thousands of residential and business customers across New York State who have already "gone green" by signing up for clean, renewable "Green Power" energy through ConEdison Solutions and Community Energy.

"St. Patrick's Day presents a great opportunity to expand the use of renewable 'green' power as a smart and affordable alternative to conventional energy sources," said Jorge J. Lopez, President and CEO of ConEdison Solutions. "Green Power is an emission-free and renewable form of energy that is available to electricity customers in most parts of the state, and that is something worth celebrating."

"Green Power" purchased from ConEdison Solutions by commercial, industrial and government energy users consists of emissions-free NewWind Energy(R) wind power, a product of Community Energy, Inc. Green Power for residential customers is a blend of 35 percent NewWind Energy and 65 percent hydropower. Customers may also opt for 100% NewWind Energy® wind power, which is produced in upstate New Yorkand Pennsylvania, for the "deepest shade of green" for St. Patrick's Day.

The fractionally higher cost of pollution-free electricity gives consumers the opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment. For New York residential customers, "Green Power" costs approximately one cent more per kilowatt-hour than the ConEdison Solutions standard offer. For a typical residential customer using 350 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month, the additional cost is approximately $3.50 per month for the wind/hydropower blend than standard electricity rates. Or, for those customers who choose 100% wind power, the price would be $8.75 more per month. In addition, New York State tax is eliminated on the delivery portion of utility bills for ConEdison Solutions customers.

Business or residential customers interested in purchasing or learning more about "Green Power" can contact ConEdison Solutions at 1-888-320-8991, or on-line at www.conedisonsolutions.com.

ConEdison Solutions is a leading energy services company that provides cost-effective energy solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and government customers. Based in White Plains, New York, with offices in Burlington, Massachusetts; Cherry Hill, New Jersey;
Arlington, Virginia and Houston, Texas, the company's dedicated team of energy professionals delivers a broad range of commodity, consulting, demand-side management, and performance contracting services. ConEdison Solutions creates customized programs and services tailored to help customers achieve their individual energy objectives and is accredited as an Energy Services Provider (ESP) by the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).

ConEdison Solutions is a subsidiary and registered trademark of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE:ED), one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy holding companies. ConEdison Solutions presently serves electric commodity customers in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, D.C. More information is available at the ConEdison Solutions web site at www.conedsolutions.com. Visit the Consolidated Edison web site at www.conedison.com for information on all Consolidated Edison companies.

Community Energy, Inc. is a marketer and developer of wind energy generation founded in 1999 and headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Community Energy, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of IBERDROLA - one of the largest owners and operators of renewable energy facilities in the world. Community Energy, Inc. has more than 3 billion kilowatt-hours of wind energy sales, 100,000 residential customers and marketing arrangements with 18 investor-owned and municipal utilities. Community Energy, Inc. cites its utility partners and customers, which include many of the largest retail purchases of wind energy in the country, as the reason for its success in bringing wind energy to market in new regions of the country. Community Energy, Inc. developed and jointly owns the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm and the Bear Creek Wind Farm, and has wind projects under development in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern and Rocky Mountain states. www.CommunityEnergy.biz.

Editor's Note: B-roll and electronic photos of windmills and wind farm in upstate NY are available. We can also introduce you to current "Green Power" households and businesses who have made the switch to renewable power.

Copyright Business Wire 2007

For more information, please contact:

Christine Nevin ConEdison Solutions
Phone: 914-286-7094
Julia Winkler The Marino Organization
Phone: 212-889-0808 x116

 

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