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Con Ed Customer Suing Company For $500 Million, Wants It Banned From New York

What would going for 17 days without power be worth to you? The inconvenience of living without electricity for weeks after his neighbors had power restored has prompted a Staten Island man to sue Con Edison for $500 million, as well as ask the state to ban the company from operating in New York. In other words, he wants it to be lights out for Con Ed, too. [More]

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Beware Of Power Company Scammers In Hurricane-Hit Areas

In addition to all the home-repair and charity scams that pop up in the wake of hurricanes, there appear to be several people out there trying to take advantage of consumers’ displeasure with their local utility companies. [More]

Con Ed Piles On Late Fees, Won't Accept My Bill Payment

Con Ed Piles On Late Fees, Won't Accept My Bill Payment

Shay’s last Con Edison bill keeps going up due to late fees. “So pay the bill!” you might say. Well, he’d really like to, but the company won’t let him pay online, as he always has. [More]

Con Ed Reverses Employee's Decision, Allows Gay Couple To Change Name On Electric Bill

Con Ed Reverses Employee's Decision, Allows Gay Couple To Change Name On Electric Bill

On Friday, we brought you the story of John, who had recently married another man in Vermont and who had no trouble having his last name changed on his bank statement, his phone bill, his driver’s license — everything except his Con Ed electric bill. [More]

Con Ed Won't Change The Name On My Electric Bill Because I'm Gay

Con Ed Won't Change The Name On My Electric Bill Because I'm Gay

UPDATE: John tells us Con Ed has resolved the problem. [More]

ConEd To Raise Electric Rates 12.6% Over 3 Years

ConEd To Raise Electric Rates 12.6% Over 3 Years

As the slumbering economy forces more people to think of ways to save money, the basic costs of living continue to increase. Case in point: Con Edison is set to jack up rates for electricity to millions of customers in the New York City metro area. [More]

Warn Others About Energy Company Scams With This Flyer

Warn Others About Energy Company Scams With This Flyer

Sick of their neighborhood getting overrun by ESCO Slammers, salesmen who pretend to be from your energy provider and trick people into signing over to their energy resale service, some Brooklyn citizens put together this flyer. The Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights posted it in their ‘hood and put it online for other people to use too. The flyer talks about IDT Energy and Con Ed, but you could edit it to be for your locality if you wanted to, too. Cool to see people banding together to fight the ESCO-slamming scourge.

Help! Are "Free Light Bulbs" From Con Ed A Scam?

Help! Are "Free Light Bulbs" From Con Ed A Scam?

Reader Fiona wants to know if the people calling from “Con Ed” offering “free light bulbs” are running a scam.