Eight Con Edison Researchers Win Honors for Safety, Reliability Projects
NEW YORK, NY, Feb 27, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Eight Con Edison researchers have won prestigious industry awards
for their work on projects to make the delivery of electricity safer
and more reliable.
The researchers each received the Technology Transfer Award from the
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a national energy research
"We are in a constant and relentless search for technology and
methods that can improve our service," said Craig Ivey, the president
of Con Edison. "The men and women of Con Edison are proud to see
eight members of our team recognized for research that will benefit
the New Yorkers we feel privileged to serve."
The Con Edison winners included Dexter Newton, operating supervisor
in Electrical Operations, Rashal Mahamud, associate engineer in
Distribution Engineering, and Paul Richardson, district operator in
System and Transmission Operations.
This group conducted research into using smart phone and tablet
personal computer technology to detect contact voltage -- also known
as stray voltage -- on urban streets. The technology could make it
possible for a utility worker with a smart phone or tablet to detect
Here are the other Con Edison winners and their projects:
-- Anastasia O'Malley, project manager in Central Engineering, and Matt
Walther, section manager in Substation Operations, worked on the
development of an automated system that gathers and analyzes data from
transmission transformers. Once the system is fully developed and
deployed, planners will be able to use the information to make
decisions on system maintenance, resulting in improved reliability and
-- John Giacona, a project specialist in Steam Operations, was honored
for his research into smart grid technology. The goal of the project
is to develop technology to improve the integration of customer-owned
distributed generation -- such as fuel cells -- into Con Edison's
-- Sanjay Bose, vice president, Central Engineering, and Amitabha
Mukhopadhyay, senior engineer in Central Engineering, found ways to
improve the capacity of high-voltage transmission lines while saving
on capital costs.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one
of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with
approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $41 billion in
assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more
than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County,
N.Y. For additional financial, operations and customer service
information, visit us at ConEd.com, at our green site,
coned.com/thepowerofgreen, or find us on Facebook at Power of Green.
SOURCE: Con Edison Co. of NY, Inc.
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