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The latest news alerts, financial reports, and speaking engagements from O&R.

September 18, 2020 - O&R: One-Time Bill Credit For 72-Hour or Longer Isaias Outages

August 29, 2020 - O&R Emergency Response Teams Deployed for Possible Storm Impacts

August 28, 2020 - O&R Activates Storm Response Teams for Possible Hurricane Impacts

August 27, 2020 - Storm Alert: O&R Mobilizes to Restore Power as T-Storms Threaten

August 16, 2020 - Expect Traffic Delays as $2.5M Reliability Project Begins; Storm Hardening Work Will Bury Lines On Lake Deforest Causeway

August 11, 2020 - Beat the Heat of Summer's Stifling Sizzle with O&R's Cool Tips

August 10, 2020 - O&R Pushing Hard to Repair All Power Outages from Tropical Storm; Expects to Restore the Vast Majority of Customers by 11 P.M. Today 

August 9, 2020 - O&R Closing in on Restoring Majority of Customers

August 9, 2020 - O&R Adds More Resources to Storm Outage Restoration Effort

August 8, 2020 - O&R Reports on Remaining Customer Restorations Due to Tropical Storm Isaias

August 8, 2020 - Corrected Address - O&R Distributes Free Dry Ice Sunday in Warwick

August 8, 2020 - O&R Distributes Free Dry Ice Sunday in Warwick

August 8, 2020 - O&R’s Providing Food, Medicine Spoilage Reimbursements for Storm Isaias Customers Who Lost Power for 2 Days or More

August 8, 2020 - Free Dry Ice, Water Today from Rockland Electric Company at County Facility

August 8, 2020 - O&R - More Mutual Aid Helping Restore Storm Outages Today

August 8, 2020 - Correction on New City Time - O&R Distributes Ice on Saturday, August 8, 10-1 PM in New City

August 7, 2020 - O&R Has Restored 90 Percent of Customers; Individual Restoration Times Are Available Via O&R’s Outage Map 

August 7, 2020 - O&R Distributes Free Dry Ice Saturday in Pomona

August 7, 2020 - O&R Distributes Free Dry Ice Saturday in West Haverstraw

August 7, 2020 - O&R Distributes Free Dry Ice Saturday in New City

August 7, 2020 - Rockland Electric Distributes Dry Ice, Water Saturday in West Milford

August 7, 2020 - O&R Continues to Restore Power to Customers' Storm Outages; Individual Restoration Times are Available Via O&R's Outage Map

August 7, 2020 - O&R Distributes Free Ice Today in Old Tappan

August 7, 2020 - O&R Distributes Ice Today at Warwick Town Hall

August 7, 2020 - Free Ice Today From Rockland Electric at County Facility

August 6, 2020 - Over 79 Percent of Customers Restored; Individual Restoration Times Are Available Via O&R’s Outage Map 

August 6, 2020 - O&R - Service Restoration Times Now Posted for Each Outage

August 6, 2020 - O&R Delivers Dry Ice for Customers at Mamakating Town Hall 

August 6, 2020 - Free Ice, Water Today from Rockland Electric Company at County Facility

August 6, 2020 - O&R Restores More Than 70% of Storm Isaias Power Outages: Vast Majority of Service to be Returned by Tuesday Night

August 6, 2020 - O&R Distributes Ice at Locations in Orange, Rockland Counties

August 5, 2020 - O&R Restores Power to Over 120,000 Customers; Plans Are to Finish Vast Majority of Isaias Restoration by Tuesday Night

August 5, 2020 - O&R Plans to Finish Vast Majority of Isaias Restoration Tuesday; Power’s Back to Over Half Of 200,000 Knocked Out by Storm

August 5, 2020 - Rockland Electric Co. Distributes Ice, Bottled Water at County Facility

August 5, 2020 - O&R Restores Power to 80,000 Customers as 117,000 Remain Out; Transmission System Repairs, Major Road Openings Key Today

August 4, 2020 - Damaging Storm Knocks Out Power to Over Half of O&R Customers

August 4, 2020 - Damaging Storm Knocks Out Power to Over 150,000 O&R Customers

August 4, 2020 - O&R Mobilizes Crews to Repair Damage from Storm, Restore Service

August 3, 2020 - O&R - Ready to Make Repairs, Restore Power as Tropical Storm Nears

July 30, 2020 - O&R - Expect Traffic Delays in Highland Falls Sunday

July 30, 2020 - Get Free Solar / Battery Storage Shopping Tips at O&R’s Online Store

July 29, 2020 - Chill During These Hot Summer Days With O&R's Cool Tips

July 29, 2020 - O&R: Northern Substation Operations Accident Free 17 Years

July 28, 2020 - Managing to Beat the Heat With O&R’s Cool Tips

July 27, 2020 - HEAT WAVE 2.0 – O&R’s Electric System’s Prepared; Crews Ready to Respond as Needed

July 26, 2020 - Use O&R’s Cool Tips to Help Handle Monday’s Severe Heat, Humidity

July 25, 2020 - Here We Go Again, O&R Readies for Another Simmering Summer Sunday

July 25, 2020 - Important Information - Transformer Replacement Postponed Until August 1

July 24, 2020 - Expect Traffic Delays in Highland Falls Saturday

July 23, 2020 - O&R Seeks Developer for Electric Heat Pump Pilot Project

July 23, 2020 - Rockland Electric Co. Gives $4,000 to Feed Needy Hit by Shutdowns

July 23, 2020 - O&R Donates $20,000 to Feed Needy Hit by Covid-19 Shutdowns

July 23, 2020 - O&R’s Covid-19 Donations to Help Food Pantries Reach $50,000

July 22, 2020 - O&R Crews Prepared as Heat Wave Cooks Up Thunderstorms

July 22, 2020 - Rockland Electric $5.4m System Reliability Project Begins; Work Benefits 2,400 Customers in Allendale and Wyckoff

July 21, 2020 - Chill During These Hot, Muggy Days with O&R's Cool Tips

July 20, 2020 - O&R Crews Ready to Respond to Heat-Related Service Issues

July 19, 2020 - O&R's Cool Tips Help Cope with These Hot Humid Summer Days

July 18, 2020 - Managing to Beat the Heat with O&R’s Cool Tips

July 17, 2020 - As Summer Temps Start to Cook, O&R Has Cool Tips to Beat the Heat

July 10, 2020 - With Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Due Today, Orange & Rockland Offers Safety Tips

July 7, 2020 - O&R Offers Cool Tips to Help Cope With Today's Tropical Temps

July 1, 2020 - O&R Crew, Local Beekeeper Partner to Relocate Hive to Farm

June 22, 2020 - O&R Advises Wise Summer Electric Use to Save Money, Energy

June 18, 2020 - O&R, Rockland Electric Company Begin Work Put On Hold Due to COVID-19

June 17, 2020 - O&R and Sunrun to Bring Innovative Rooftop Solar and Battery Network to NY

June 16, 2020 - O&R Upgrades Outage Map with Improved Information, Graphics

June 15, 2020 - Con Edison Sustainability Report: Confront Weather Risks & Allow Utility Solar Projects in NYS

May 28, 2020 - West Main Street from Grand View to Park Avenue Closing Extended in PJ; Road Closure Required for New O&R Substation Construction                        

May 27, 2020 - Three O&R Rescuers Honored With Gas Industry Heroism Award

May 21, 2020 - Rockland Electric to Temporarily Re-Route Norwood Traffic

May 15, 2020 - O&R - Major Transmission Upgrade Improves Electric Reliability

May 8, 2020 - O&R Declares Storm Watch

May 7, 2020 - O&R Prepares to Make Repairs, Restore Service in Weekend Storm

May 6, 2020 - Rockland Electric’s Blanch Avenue Detour Extended to July 3

May 6, 2020 - The Deadline's Approaching to Enter O&R's STEM Classroom Grants: Winners to be Awarded up to $1,000 Each for Outstanding Student Programs

April 29, 2020 - Rockland Volunteers Help Distribute Food Donation

April 23, 2020 - West Main St. From Grand View to Park Ave. in Port Jervis to Close April 27; Month-Long Closure for New O&R Substation Construction

April 23, 2020 - O&R Gives $30,000 to Help Feed Jobless from COVID-19 Shutdowns

April 14, 2020 - O&R's Restoration Efforts Continue Throughout the Day

April 13, 2020 - O&R To Work Through The Night Restoring Power To Those Still Out; Severe Storm Knocked Out Service To 33,900 O&R Customers Today  

April 13, 2020 - O&R Restoring Power to Over 15,000 Customers Knocked Out by Storm

April 12, 2020 - O&R Crews Prepared to Make Repairs, Restore Service in Storm

April 10, 2020 - O&R Declares Storm Watch as More Heavy Weather Due Monday

April 8, 2020 - O&R Declares Storm Watch as Severe Weather Approaches

March 27, 2020 - O&R, Rockland Electric Co. Warn Customers: Beware Scams During Current Health Emergency

March 25, 2020 - O&R Extends Deadline to Enter STEM Classroom Grants Competition

March 24, 2020 - O&R Reminds Customers - Call in Gas Odors, CO Concerns

March 23, 2020 - O&R, Rockland Electric Co. to Expand Efforts to Protect Public During Coronavirus Emergency

March 18, 2020 - O&R, Rockland Electric Co. to Close Customer Walk-In Business Centers

March 17, 2020 - O&R, RECO to Customers - We're All in this Together

March 13, 2020 - Orange & Rockland and Rockland Electric Co. Suspend Service Shutoffs

March 13, 2020 - Jump into Spring With 2 Free Orange & Rockland Orange County Home Show Tickets

February 19, 2020 - O&R Donates $5,000 To Tappan Zee H.S. Robot Builders; Hands-on Competition Brings High-tech Studies To Life

February 7, 2020 - O&R Offers Safety Tips as High, Gusty Winds Set to Rake the Region

February 3, 2020 - O&R - Beat the Winter Blues with 2 Free Tix to Rockland Home Show

January 27, 2020 - O&R Volunteers Clean Up Holiday Wreaths from West Point Graves

January 23, 2020 - NJBPU Approves New Rockland Electric Company Rates

January 21, 2020 - Rockland Electric’s Electric Reliability Project to Close Part of Blanch Avenue

January 17, 2020 - With Gusty Winds, Snow and Wintry Mix Coming, O&R Offers Safety Tips

January 15, 2020 - O&R to Award $1,000 Each To 50 Outstanding Classroom Stem Projects

January 4, 2020 - O&R Cautions: If You Get A Call Demanding Payment Within an Hour – It’s A Scam

December 13, 2019 - Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland A Dream Come True for A 4th Year

December 11, 2019 - O&R Seeks New Grid Support Technology for Mountain Lodge Park

December 10, 2019 - O&R Donates $5,000, Helps Place Holiday Wreaths On All West Point Graves

December 10, 2019 - O&R Brightens the Holidays with Lighting Tips

December 5, 2019 - O&R Heroes Rescue Elderly Man from Burning House in Monsey

December 4, 2019 - More Crews Working to Restore Power to O&R Customers Today

December 3, 2019 - Power Due Back to 95% of O&R’s Orange, Sullivan, Passaic, Sussex Customers by 8 A.M.; Good Repair Progress, More Crews Speed Winter Storm Recovery

December 3, 2019 - O&R: Power for Most in Rockland, Bergen Due on By 5 P.M. Today; Orange, Sullivan, Passaic, Sussex Due on by 11 P.M. Wednesday

December 3, 2019 - O&R Restoring Power To 12,000 Out from Storm; 20,000 Already Back On

December 3, 2019 - O&R Adds More Company, Mutual Aid Crews to Repair Storm Damage

December 1, 2019 - With Gusty Winds, Sleet and Snow Coming, O&R Offers Safety Tips

November 28, 2019 - Over 4,400 Customers’ Power Restored Thus Far

November 27, 2019 - Contractor Key Capture Energy Receives Permit to Construct Pomona Battery

November 27, 2019 - O&R Crews Prepared for Rapid Response to Holiday Windstorm

November 27, 2019 - O&R’s New $38m Substation to Improve Electric Service Reliability

November 27, 2019 - O&R Crews Ready to Respond to Windstorm Damage, Restore Service

November 26, 2019 - Storm Watch: O&R Adds 120 Line Techs to Prepare for High Wind Event

November 25, 2019 - As High Winds Approach for Thanksgiving, O&R Declares a Storm Watch

November 25, 2019 - O&R Employees Raise $16,000 for Homeless Veterans’ Housing in Rockland

November 18, 2019 - Scammers Are Trying New Tricks; O&R Urges Customers to Be Aware

November 14, 2019 - Vintage O&R Photos Grace New RCC Market at Company’s Former HQ In Nyack

November 4, 2019 - Orange & Rockland: Gas Bills About 18% Lower This Winter

November 1, 2019 - 80 Contractors Join O&R Crews to Restore Power to 8,000 Today

October 31, 2019 - O&R Upgrades to Storm Alert as Strong Winds, Heavy Rain Near

October 30, 2019 - As Heavy Rain, High Winds Approach, O&R Declares a Storm Watch

October 28, 2019 - Crews from Con Edison And O&R Join Mutual Aid Effort In California

October 17, 2019 - O&R Restores Power To 19,000; Crews Continue to Work Throughout the Night 

October 17, 2019 - O&R Restores Power to 8500; 908 Remain Out as Winds Continue

October 17, 2019 - O&R Restores Power To 6,700; 1,700 Remain Out as Winds Continue

October 16, 2019 - As Heavy Rain, High Winds Approach, O&R Declares a Storm Watch

October 11, 2019 - O&R, North Rockland Rotary Share The Power Of Words; Donate Dictionaries To Over 225 Haverstraw 5th Graders

October 9, 2019 - Rockland Electric $1.6m System Improvement Project Underway

October 7, 2019 - O&R’s Seeking New Sustainable Grid Support Technology for Warwick

October 4, 2019 - Orange County 2019 EMT Honor Goes to Monroe Ambulance Corps’ Brandon Peifer of O&R

September 24, 2019 - More Spring Valley Gas Main Work to Begin On Summit Avenue

September 23, 2019 - O&R Encourages ‘Climate Week’ Action All Year ‘Round

September 17, 2019 - Appliance Tune Up Helps Prevent Carbon Monoxide Danger

September 17, 2019 - Local Drivers Take Charge at O&R's Electric Car Guest-Drive

September 4, 2019 - Drive into the Future at Orange & Rockland’s Electric Car Guest-Drive on September 12 and 14

August 26, 2019 - O&R Donates $15,000 for Needy Kids' School Supplies

August 21, 2019 - O&R Awards $20,000 to Rockland Farm Alliance Education Program

August 19, 2019 - O&R Donates $50,000 to STAC Middle School STEAM Program

August 18, 2019 - O&R Advises Wise Energy Use as Temps Rise, Humidity Climbs

August 14, 2019 - O&R Warns: Crooks Make Summer's End Push in Bill Payment Fraud

July 30, 2019 - Orange & Rockland Grant Funds Science Duo’s Stem Summer Studies Program

July 29, 2019 - Beat the Heat, Save Money with O&R's Cool Tips

July 28, 2019 - O&R Advises Wise Energy Use as Temperatures Warm Up

July 21, 2019 - O&R - Today's Power Demand Breaks All-Time Weekend Record

July 21, 2019 - As Heat Wave Enters Its 3rd Day, O&R Advises Wise Electric Use

July 20, 2019 - O&R - Today's Power Demand Ranks #3 on All-Time Saturday Records

July 19, 2019 - O&R Activates Its Emergency Plan as Heat Wave Worsens

July 18, 2019 - Chill During These Hazy, Hot, Humid Days with O&R's Cool Tips

July 17, 2019 - Look at O&R's Tips to Cope with Hot, Humid Days, Stormy Nights Ahead

July 16, 2019 - Try O&R's Cool Tips to Help Chill in Hazy, Hot, Humid Days Ahead

July 15, 2019 - Beat the Heat, Save Money With O&R's Cool Tips

July 9, 2019 - O&R Calls In the Cavalry to Help Heal Suffering Local Veterans

July 1, 2019 - State Sen. Skoufis Updates O&R on Legislative Session

June 28, 2019 - O&R Files Suit to Reverse Decision Blocking Substation Project

June 26, 2019 - O&R Provides Cool Tips to Beat The Heat, Save Money

June 24, 2019 - That's Entertainment! O&R Donates $10,000 to Help Support Penguin Rep

June 21, 2019 - O&R: Greenwood Lake Gas Main Replacement Work to Begin June 26

June 19, 2019 - O&R Warns: Crooks Again Preying on Public in Bill Payment Fraud

June 19, 2019 - O&R Makes North Rockland High School Student's Baseball Dreams Come True

June 17, 2019 - O&R's Morales Graduates from Leadership Orange

June 7, 2019 - United Way Honors O&R for Top-Donor Fundraising Campaign

June 6, 2019 - O&R: Spring Valley Gas Main Replacement Work to Begin June 10

June 1, 2019 - O&R, Local 503 Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

May 31, 2019 - O&R, Local 503 Agree to Extend Contract as Talks Continue

May 24, 2019 - Spring Valley Rotary Honors Orange & Rockland for 'Outstanding Community Service'

May 24, 2019 - O&R Names Garnerville Resident to Community Affairs Post

May 24, 2019 - Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Honors 2019 Partners in Justice

May 23, 2019 - Lower Summer Bills, Energy Efficiency Help O&R Beat the Heat

May 23, 2019 - Lower Summer Bills, New Smart Meters Help O&R Beat the Heat

May 15, 2019 - O&R Stem Grant Helps Guide Port Jervis Students on a Journey of Discovery

May 15, 2019 - O&R Grant Lights the Way for Bergen Classroom Solar Energy Studies

May 15, 2019 - O&R STEM Grant Helps Robots Guide Pearl River Students About New York

May 15, 2019 - Over 60 Innovative STEM Classroom Projects Win O&R Grants Totaling More Than $54,000

May 3, 2019 - Rockland Electric Files for Electric Rate Review with NJBPU

April 18, 2019 - With Heavy Weather Predicted, O&R Offers Safety Tips

April 16, 2019 - O&R's Quackenbush Named a Con Edison Top Award Winner

April 16, 2019 - Off-Duty O&R Employee Thwarts Attempted Telephone Scam Robbery

April 15, 2019 - O&R Donates $15,000 to Help Support Veterans' Hudson Valley Honor Flight

April 15, 2019 - O&R, Beckerle Lumber, Spring Valley Rotary, Branch Out, Get to the Roots of Arbor Day

April 11, 2019 - O&R: For Safety's Sake, Use Caution Driving in Work Zones

April 9, 2019 - Spring Season Means: Stay Safe and Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig

April 8, 2019 - O&R Donates $30,000 to Rockland Environmental Education Program

April 8, 2019 - O&R, Rockland Electric End Credit Card Fees on Residential Bills

April 5, 2019 - Rockland Electric Company Donates $10,000 to Bergen Volunteer Center

March 26, 2019 - O&R Donates $20,000 to Rockland High Schools' Robot Builders

March 14, 2019 - NYSPSC Approves O&R Joint Electric, Gas Rate Proposal

March 14, 2019 - Honors Abound at Sojourner Truth Awards

March 13, 2019 - O&R, Key Capture Energy to Develop New Pomona Battery Project

March 4, 2019 - O&R Beats the Winter Blahs with 2 Free Tix to Orange County Home Show

February 27, 2019 - 2 New O&R Substation Units Ready to Roll Today; Expect Brief Afternoon Traffic Delays in Suffern

February 25, 2019 - O&R to Deliver 2 New, Huge Substation Units Wednesday

February 25, 2019 - O&R: Biggest Outage Areas to Get Most Power Back On By Midnight

February 25, 2019 - O&R: Power Restored to About 5,100 Customers From Storm

February 25, 2019 - O&R: Power Restored to About 3,900 Customers From Storm

February 22, 2019 - Weekend: Heavy Rain, High Winds. O&R Declares a Storm Watch

February 12, 2019 - As a Wintry Mix Falls, O&R Offers Weather Safety Tips

February 1, 2019 - O&R Warns: Crooks Preying on Public in Bill Payment Fraud

January 29, 2019 - Bergen Winter Wonderland a Big Hit Again This Year, Thanks in Part to Rockland Electric's $10,000 Donation

January 28, 2019 - O&R Volunteers Clean Up Holiday Wreaths From West Point Graves

January 25, 2019 - O&R: Beat the Winter Blues With 2 Free Tix to Rockland Home Show 

January 20, 2019 - O&R Has Restored Power to About 7,200 Customers From Storm

January 19, 2019 - O&R Declares a Storm Alert to Meet Nor'easter's Threat

January 18, 2019 - As Winter Nor’easter Approaches, O&R Declares a Storm Watch

January 17, 2019 - As Back-To-Back Storms Loom, Orange & Rockland Offers Severe Weather Tips

January 15, 2019 - Rockland Electric, PSE&G Lead Experts Advising Seniors on Bills

January 14, 2019 - Calling All Teachers: O&R Puts Up $35,000 for Classroom STEM Projects