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, we are obligated to our stakeholders and the environment to minimize the amount of water utilized to produce steam. 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 uses such as heat, hot water, air conditioning, sterilization, and food processing.
We are continually focused on efficiency improvement initiatives and executing water treatment system enhancements that minimize our water footprint throughout the steam system.
Con Edison Steam Operations - DEP Municipal Water Use (billion gallons)
- Water Used to Produce Electricity
- 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: Con Edison facility added approximately 0.11 billion gallons in 2019 and consumed an estimated 0.07 billion gallons of water in 2020.