O&R Encourages ‘Climate Week’ Action All Year ‘Round

Orange & Rockland (O&R) supports the goals of Climate Week (today through Sept. 29) and — as the company does this and every other week — promotes and encourages programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase investments that can result in a clean energy future.

More than 745,000 people count on O&R to deliver safe, reliable energy --- nearly 25 percent of which is generated from renewable energy resources.

That’s why O&R has taken a leading role in the transition to a clean energy economy by investing in renewables and energy-efficiency programs.

Learn more about O&R’s efforts to achieve a sustainable future:

O&R supports Climate Week’s goals by:

  • Promoting energy efficiency programs that since 2009, have helped 32,000 O&R customers save enough energy to power over 21,000 homes annually – that’s like taking more than 106,000 cars off the road.
  • Installing more than 400,000 smart meters so that its customers can make near-real-time transparent decisions about their own energy usage.
  • Combating the effects of climate change by investing $60 million over the past five years to fortify its energy-delivery systems against more frequent, powerful storms and higher temperatures. • Supporting the development of over 7,500 solar project since 2001.
  • Connecting New York State’s first solar field on a capped landfill.

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. O&R is a regulated utility that provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company), and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.

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