Part of Grid Network »

The Grid Professionals Group covers electric current from its transmission step down to each customer's home. 


Con Edison Wins ReliabilityOne® Awards

image credit: Con Edison
Allan Drury's picture
Media Relations manager Con Edison

Allan Drury joined Con Edison in May 2009 as a Media Relations spokesman. Working in New York City, the media capital of the world, he speaks daily with reporters from local and national...

  • Member since 2016
  • 75 items added with 57,974 views
  • Nov 18, 2022

Con Edison has earned awards from PA Consulting for providing reliable electric service and for its development of new technology.

The company won the 2022 ReliabilityOne® Award for Outstanding Reliability Performance in the Northeast Metropolitan Service Area and the Outstanding Technology & Innovation Award.

In addition, Thomas Karakatsanis, chief engineer in Con Edison’s Engineering and Planning group, earned PA Consulting’s Outstanding Contributor to Reliability Award. Karakatsanis, who is known throughout the company as “Tommy K.,” has been with Con Edison since 1987.

“Our success in maintaining industry-leading safe and reliable service for our customers would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our employees,” said Shakira Wilson, Con Edison’s vice president, Engineering and Planning. “We continue to focus on our Clean Energy Commitment and support our customers in meeting their climate goals with robust energy efficiency programs.” 

“Grid sustainability continues to be a major issue that the industry must take more seriously,” Gregg Edeson and Derek HasBrouck, PA Consulting’s ReliabilityOne® co-program directors, said in a statement. “This year we are celebrating utilities that are providing high levels of reliability and resilience while integrating clean energy assets and greater clean resource diversity into their operations. Congratulations to Con Edison for its clean energy efforts.”

All utilities operating dense electric delivery networks in North America are eligible for consideration for the ReliabilityOne® Award for stellar service in a metropolitan region. There are eight metropolitan service regional awards, including Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Plains, Mountains, West, Southeast, and Southwest.

The selection of provisional recipients is primarily based on statistics that measure the frequency and duration of customer outages that occur on each company’s electric delivery system.

After provisional recipients are selected, each company undergoes a certification process that provides an independent review and confirmation of the policies, processes and systems used to collect, analyze and report a company's reliability results.

Con Edison earned the Outstanding Technology & Innovation Award for developing enhanced supervisory control and data acquisition, also known as SCADA. That technology provides operators with increased visibility into system conditions and allows them to proactively reconfigure the interconnection to efficiently route power when other equipment is out of service.

Allan Drury's picture
Thank Allan for the Post!
Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.
More posts from this member
Spell checking: Press the CTRL or COMMAND key then click on the underlined misspelled word.
Matt Chester's picture
Matt Chester on Nov 18, 2022

Reliability seems to have been the word of the year in the utility industry, so this recognition says a lot

Audra Drazga's picture
Audra Drazga on Nov 23, 2022

Congratulations - always great to hear about how your team is doing! Thanks for sharing with the community.

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »