Con Edison promotes renewable energy development by offering a renewable energy product through its Con Edison Solutions (CES) subsidiary. This product, called Green Power, consists of 100 percent renewable energy.
Residential customers of Con Edison of New York and O&R may purchase their full electrical requirements with a mix of 75 percent low-impact hydropower and 25 percent wind energy. For commercial customers, CES can supply between five and 100 percent of their electricity requirements with 100 percent wind energy. Sales of these products have increased the demand for renewable energy during 2012, with total deliveries amounting to approximately 265,000 megawatt hours for the year. CES Green Power is Green-e certified. Green-e is a leading national labeling program that sets consumer protection and environmental standards for environmentally superior electricity products. CES is accredited as an Energy Services Provider (ESP) by the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).
In addition, Con Edison Solutions offers programs and services tailored to help customers achieve their individual energy objectives. In 2012 Con Edison Solutions helped to make the Falmouth Youth Hockey, League, Inc.’s new rink one of the most energy efficient rinks in the area. The 49,000-square-foot solar-powered ice rink, with seating for approximately 700 people boasts a NHL-size full sheet of ice, with an additional half sheet to enable more convenient skating opportunities such as additional practices during afternoon and early evening hours. The approximately $6 million project, is one of the only ice rinks in the region powered primarily by solar panels with 3,302 solar panels on rooftops and carports producing approximately 900,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity. Along with other energy efficient design elements, the Falmouth Youth Hockey League, Inc has built their arena to consume half of the energy used by similar facilities.
Con Edison Solutions has been certified as a state-approved qualified energy services provider in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C.
While guidelines vary somewhat from state to state, the designation allows Con Edison Solutions to provide energy conservation measures for facilities owned or leased by the state and its political subdivisions. Services may typically include such measures as project management, site energy audits, energy modeling, lighting retrofits, engineering design, construction management, commissioning, training, and ongoing measurement and verification.
In addition to its certification in the specified states, Con Edison Solutions is also a nationwide provider of energy services to the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and the U.S. Postal Service.