Customer & Community
Stakeholder Engagement & Collaboration
Con Edison works closely with local communities to keep them informed, address their concerns, and convey our company’s operational mission. We inform local community groups – including business improvement districts, chambers of commerce, and local development corporations – about major capital projects, new initiatives such as smart meters, energy efficiency programs, and how to do business with Con Edison. We coordinate with operating departments to respond to inquiries about topics like construction noise, service restoration, and outages. We maintain close working relationships with local stakeholders so Con Edison remains aware of changes and new developments in the communities we serve. These relationships are also critical to our coordination during emergencies and they help us collaborate on new initiatives.
Policy & Regulatory Impact
Con Edison and O&R support New York State’s clean energy policies and goals, including plans to reduce GHG emissions 40% from 1990 levels by 2030, provide customers with 70% of their energy from renewable resources by 2030, and increase energy efficiency.
We work in partnership with our customers, various third parties, and other energy companies to seek innovative ways to bring a clean energy future. This includes exploring new ways to advance clean energy technologies through adoption of distributed resources including energy storage and solar connected to the distribution system; we are also developing a solar program for low-income customers. We are installing smart meters throughout our service areas, and piloting new rate designs that will help customers manage their energy usage and bills.
We’re active in regulatory proceedings, including those which seek to expand energy efficiency, develop offshore wind, and advance transportation electrification. We work with regulators, customers, and other stakeholders to develop solutions that will advance a clean energy future in a cost-effective way for all New Yorkers.
We are the longest-listed company on the New York Stock Exchange and have increased dividends to shareholders for 45 consecutive years.
For more information, refer to our Shareholder Services page.
We are proud to support hundreds of nonprofit organizations across New York City and Westchester. Our partnerships strengthen the neighborhoods we serve by offering cash grants, employee volunteers, and more.
Materials for the Arts
Materials for the Arts (MFTA) gives New York City a unique opportunity to celebrate sustainability through an arts lens. At MFTA, other people’s trash becomes treasure through creative reuse, inspired education, and unlimited imagination. MFTA shifts perspectives on waste through resource recovery. Their goal is to make an impact on those who interact with their facility, materials, and learning experiences, while making a larger impact on the global carbon footprint. Their programs change lives. Student projects change the world.
Green City Force
Through Green City Force’s service corps, young public housing residents facing major barriers to employment serve as AmeriCorps members who make low-income public housing communities more environmentally sustainable and healthier. The corps provides hands-on experience, trainings toward professional certifications, opportunities to practice communication and leadership, and a full set of wraparound supportive services, including career counseling and regular access to certified social workers. Service is designed to help corps members gain exposure to, and enter, green careers, such as energy efficiency, sustainable construction, solar, urban farming, composting, and public health.
Tappan Zee High School’s Robotics Club, SOBOTZ
Tappan Zee High School’s Robotics Club, SOBOTZ, gives students the opportunity to collaborate with technical and non-technical community mentors in an exciting learning environment. Working together, they put their science, technology, engineering, and math skills to the test with the goal of placing in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Last year, SOBOTZ’s robot won three awards – the Tesla-Carson Rookie All-Star Award at the FIRST World Championship in Detroit, the Rookie Inspiration Award at the Hudson Valley Regional Competition, and the Rookie All-Star Award at the School-Business Partnership of Long Island, Inc., hosted by Hofstra University. Orange & Rockland is a proud supporter of this award-winning team.