Safety & Environment
In 2019 Con Edison converted 99 buildings from heavy heating oil to gas. Since the start of our conversion program in 2011, we have converted more than 4,500 large buildings burning heavy heating oil; we also converted more than 3,500 customers from No. 2 grade oil. The company’s program has kept more than 570 tons of fine particulate matter from the air, which is a significant impact on air quality within the New York City portion of our service territory. New York City has the cleanest air in five decades, largely as a result of these building conversions.
While adhering to best practices to achieve operational excellence, the Gas Marketing and New Business teams at O&R added 1,003 new customers in 2019. These additions included 106 conversions from oil/propane to cleaner natural gas. The conversions were spurred by a robust gas conversion rebate program, targeted marketing efforts, and the introduction of the Contractor Connect program that helps connect customers to qualified HVAC contractors to assist with completing their gas conversion projects. In addition to these efforts, southeastern Orange County is experiencing significant community growth which is expected to continue; this will contribute to the substantial use of natural gas in this market over the next five years.
Con Edison, Inc. Utility Customer Conversions to Gas