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Con Edison Adds APOGEE's Tools To Its Energy Efficiency Program

ATLANTA, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Con Edison has added APOGEE's online tools to their website, www.conEd.com, as part of its "The Power of Green" campaign, to help customers evaluate their energy use and find ways to save on their energy costs. APOGEE Interactive is the industry leader for energy analysis software for utilities across the US.

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Con Edison's customers can now visit their "Energy Toolkit" to find answers to their energy questions.  With a few inputs, the Home EnergyCalculator™ in the kit accurately analyzes their home's energy use and makes recommendations for savings.  The tool kit also features a variety of specialized calculators that allow customers to run "what if" scenarios on their use of lighting, appliances, TVs, and thermostat settings to see how much can be saved by making simple lifestyle changes.

"We recently began an energy efficiency campaign that offers our customers tips for saving energy," said Customer Outreach Advocate Moses Awekey. "These tools take our program to that next step – showing our customers the dollar value of energy efficiency.  When they can see the effects on their bill, they will be more likely to make those recommended changes."

APOGEE's Billing Insights™ option within the toolkit explores energy use even more, answering questions such as, "Why did my bill change?" and "What are the largest and smaller energy users in my home?" Powered by APOGEE'S RESNET® accredited analysis system, the complex module incorporates local weather with home construction standards and automatically integrates with the customer billing data to produce a personalized energy report.  

"Con Edison serves a diverse city landscape," remarked APOGEE's Co-Founder and Chief Software Architect Joel Gilbert. "Our software accommodates virtually all housing types, showing homeowners how they can make specific behavioral changes and/or home improvements to lower their energy costs."

About APOGEE Interactive Inc.

APOGEE Interactive Inc. ( www.apogee.net) is a leading provider of online energy efficiency solutions to the utility industry. Founded in 1993, APOGEE's energy analysis applications are currently in use by more than 500 utilities across the US, reaching millions of consumers daily. APOGEE's clients span a wide range of leading investor-owned, public power and cooperative energy companies including such energy leaders as Southern Company (SO), American Electric Power (AEP), PSEG (PEG), PECO (EXC), Orange & Rockland (ED), NSTAR (NST), BG&E (CEG), Puget Sound Energy, Entergy (ETR), SMUD, Jackson EMC and more.

About Con Edison

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 $36 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.  

Consolidated Edison, Inc. is a Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) company. The global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has ranked Consolidated Edison, Inc. #1 among all S&P 500 companies in its 2010 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, as well as # 1 among utilities in the CDP's new Carbon Performance Leadership Index. Consolidated Edison, Inc. also has been recognized for its environmental performance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and other organizations.

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