Con Edison vs. National Grid

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Difference between Con Edison and National Grid

Two of the more prominent electricity providers in the country are Con Edison and the National Grid. Responsible for providing electricity as well as a host of other services to millions of households across the United States, these two impressive companies are the subjects of this comparison article.

Con Edison
National Grid

Profile

Con Edison or Consolidated Edison is based in the United States, and is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the country. At present, the company has more than $14 billion in yearly revenues and assets totaling more than $33 billion. Con Edison provides a variety of energy-related products and services through its various subsidiaries.

The National Grid is an energy transmission network that is based in the United Kingdom, although it provides energy related products and service in the United States through its United States subsidiary.

Subsidiaries

Among Con Edison’s subsidiaries are Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Con Edison Solutions, Con Edison Energy, and Con Edison Development.

National Grid for its part has numerous subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

Services

Con Edison’s electrical transmission system has voltages measured at 138,000 volts, 345,000 volts and 500,000 volts. The company currently has facilities that allow it to provide electricity to New York via the Canadian firm Hydro-Québec. The company also has connections with Public Service Electric and Gas in New Jersey and the Long Island based LIPA. Con Edison distributes electricity at voltages of 33,000; 27,000 and 13,800 volts.

In addition to electricity, Con Edison also provides gas to customers by way of its extensive gas system that is comprised of almost 7,200 miles of pipeline. It is estimated that the company’s gas output every year is enough to fill the Empire State Building more than 6,000 times over.

In addition to gas and electricity, Con Edison also produces steam for hundreds of buildings in New York City. Among the buildings that Con Edison provides steam to are the United Nations complex, the Empire State Building, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

As for the National Grid, it currently provides electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses in parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. The company provides these services to more than 3.3 million electricity customers and 3.4 million natural gas customers.

Similarities and Differences

Con Edison

  • One of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the country
  • Has more than $14 billion in yearly revenues
  • Has assets totaling more than $33 billion
  • Electrical transmission system has voltages measured at 138,000 volts, 345,000 volts and 500,000 volts

National Grid

  • Based in the United Kingdom
  • Provides energy related products and service in the United States through its United States subsidiary
  • Provides electricity to 3.3 million customers and natural gas to 3.4 million customers

Which electric company covers a larger area?
  • Con Edison
  • National Grid
 
 

Discuss It: comments 7

Who cares how much money a company is making or where it's based? Most important, assuming you have access to both, is which is cheaper. :P

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  • John Ramos wrote on September 2015

Con Edison is cheaper. And it is important where a company is based have a little loyalty. Do you want your payments to benefit the London stock market or here in the states you selfish ****

I agree, this is useless...

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  • John Ramos wrote on September 2015

National grid sucks they are british and the service is nothig but terrible.Stick with Con Edison. They are an American company. There workers are better trained and more efficient. Most people at National grid hate the company litteraly. Con Ed is much better. The worker know and are proud to work for a huge energy company that is based in the U.S.

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  • John Ramos wrote on September 2015

I know because i work for National Grid, the workers and the supervision hate the company. Couldn't care less about it. Thats the truth.

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  • Mr. Sutton wrote on December 2015

So, ConEdison,

Has more than $14 billion in yearly revenues

Has assets totaling more than $33 billion

Just like the oil companies, which are making BILLIONS quarterly.

In both cases, WHY are we still paying HIGH for electricity and gas???

Companies making BILLIONS, and BILLIONS yearly and quarterly is clearly price gouging...

All these companies can put those kind profits back into the company and reduce the cost for all of us.

It comes down to GREED and POLITICS.

Until consumers wake up, and ask the question , "WHY DO ENERGY COMPANIES NEED BILLIONS" in profits, while most consumers struggle to pay electric and gas bills.

Folks, it's time to say no more price increases to all these companies.

Sheepeople...

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  • Emmanuel wrote on November 2016

Agreed Mr. Sutton. Is is technical a monopoly. Who are the subsidiaries for national Grid. Sounds like con ed and national grid have some deal...i will research the subsidiaries for national grid and post my findings.

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