Founded in 1823, Con Edison operates one of the world’s largest energy delivery systems, serving approximately 3.3 million electric customers throughout New York City and nearby Westchester County, an area of 660 square miles.
In 2018, Con Edison launched a program to distribute LED light bulbs to its lower-income customers via community food banks. In addition, to expand the distribution of LEDs, Con Edison partnered with Brooklyn-based Propel, a software company that helps its lower-income customers improve their financial well-being.
These efforts have helped Con Edison reach traditionally underserved communities that might be missed by typical energy efficiency outreach. Through the food bank program, Con Edison distributed energy-saving bulbs to 50,000 lower-income customers.