New York, NY, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- January 13, 2012 - Six investor-owned New York State electric and natural gas utilities have formed Energy Coalition New York to provide public policy leadership on energy issues.

The coalition consists of:

  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
  • Consolidated Edison Inc.
  • National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation
  • National Grid
  • New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and
  • Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation.

The coalition will work with the governor and state legislature on energy policies to control customer costs, reduce environmental emissions, spur economic development, and promote energy efficiency. The coalition also will serve as an informational and educational resource for the media and the public.

Together, the companies own and operate most of the state's electric and natural gas infrastructure and serve more than 8.5 million customers.