Safety & Environment
We recognize the importance of preserving natural resources. As one of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s largest water customers, it is our obligation to produce steam through the most efficient processes available to us to maximize our steam energy output from our water input. The company’s overall water footprint is largely converted into steam, which is an integral source of clean, efficient energy distributed to our customers for a variety of purposes such as heat, hot water, air conditioning, sterilization, and food processing.
We have ongoing efficiency improvement initiatives to minimize our water footprint that include reducing the rate of water consumption at two of our steam generating stations.
Con Edison Steam Operations - DEP Municipal Water Use (billion gallons)
- Water Used to Produce Electric
- Water Used to Produce Steam
- Steam Purchased by Customers
On average, more than 65% of Steam Operations’ water footprint is distributed to customers as steam energy purchased for their needs.*
*This chart displays steam operations data only and is not representative of CECONY’s water footprint.