NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Con Edison was recognized by PA Consulting as the recipient of the 2020 ReliabilityOne® Award for Outstanding Reliability Performance in the Northeast Region Metropolitan Service Area. ReliabilityOne® Awards are given annually to the utilities that have achieved outstanding reliability performance and have excelled in delivering the most reliable electric service to their customers.
Lance Becca, Con Edison's general manager for Brooklyn-Queens Electric Operations, also received a special ReliabilityOne award from PA Consulting acknowledging his "Outstanding Contribution to Reliability."
"As humbled and grateful as I am to receive this award, I am most honored by the company's award for Outstanding Metropolitan Service Area performance," Mr. Becca said. "As an energy company that supplies service to over ten million people, providing our customers with safe, reliable energy becomes an instilled value. I have the privilege of working alongside a group of many talented individuals who are dedicated to serving our communities in New York City and Westchester County. By engaging with one another in an inclusive environment, we collaborate on best practices, support each other, leverage technologies, and implement strategies that have proven to be best-in-class."
All utilities operating dense electric delivery networks in North America are eligible for consideration for the ReliabilityOne Award. There are eight metropolitan service regional awards including Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Plains, Mountains, West, Southeast, and Southwest. The selection of provisional recipients is based primarily on system reliability statistics that measure the frequency and duration of customer outages.
After provisional recipients are selected, each company undergoes an on-site certification process which provides an independent review and confirmation of the policies, processes and systems used to collect, analyze and report a company's reliability results.
"Severe weather and climate impacts are driving efforts to improve the resiliency of the distribution system and grid modernization initiatives," said Gregg Edeson, PA Consulting's ReliabilityOne® Program Director. "Con Edison has established synergies in these efforts that optimize the infrastructure to operate effectively going forward."
About Con Edison
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $60 billion in assets. The utility delivers electricity, natural gas and steam to 3.5 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. For financial, operations and customer service information, visit conEd.com. For energy efficiency information, visit coned.com/energyefficiency. Also, visit us on Twitter and Facebook.
About PA Consulting
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PA's ReliabilityOne® awards are presented to electric utilities providing their customers with the highest levels of reliability in the industry. PA's ReliabilityOne® study is based on standard industry reliability statistics that measure the frequency and duration of electric power outages. ReliabilityOne® participants on average experienced 35% fewer sustained outages, and outages were 49% shorter than the average US investor owned utility. PA has been analyzing electric utility performance since 1987. For more information about PA Consulting, visit www.paconsulting.com/energy.