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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
x
Quarterly Report Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2018
OR
¨
Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the transition period from                      to                     
Commission
File Number
 
Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter
and principal executive office address and telephone number
 
State of
Incorporation
  
I.R.S. Employer
ID. Number
1-14514
 
Consolidated Edison, Inc.
 
New York
  
13-3965100
 
 
4 Irving Place, New York, New York 10003
 
 
  
 
 
 
(212) 460-4600
 
 
  
 
1-1217
 
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
New York
  
13-5009340
 
 
4 Irving Place, New York, New York 10003
 
 
  
 
 
 
(212) 460-4600
 
 
  
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison)
Yes   x
No   ¨
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (CECONY)
Yes   x
No   ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
Con Edison
Yes   x
No   ¨
CECONY
Yes   x
No   ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Con Edison
Large accelerated filer   x
Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer ¨
Smaller reporting company   ¨
Emerging growth company ¨
 
CECONY
Large accelerated filer   ¨
Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer x
Smaller reporting company   ¨
Emerging growth company ¨
 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Con Edison
Yes   ¨
No   x
CECONY
Yes   ¨
No   x



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As of April 30, 2018 , Con Edison had outstanding 310,730,465 Common Shares ($.10 par value). All of the outstanding common equity of CECONY is held by Con Edison.


Filing Format
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is a combined report being filed separately by two different registrants: Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) and Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (CECONY). CECONY is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Con Edison and, as such, the information in this report about CECONY also applies to Con Edison. As used in this report, the term the “Companies” refers to Con Edison and CECONY. However, CECONY makes no representation as to the information contained in this report relating to Con Edison or the subsidiaries of Con Edison other than itself.
 



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Glossary of Terms
 
The following is a glossary of abbreviations or acronyms that are used in the Companies’ SEC reports:
 
Con Edison Companies
Con Edison
 
Consolidated Edison, Inc.
CECONY
 
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
Clean Energy Businesses
 
Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., together with its subsidiaries
Con Edison Development
 
Consolidated Edison Development, Inc.
Con Edison Energy
 
Consolidated Edison Energy, Inc.
Con Edison Solutions
 
Consolidated Edison Solutions, Inc.
Con Edison Transmission
 
Con Edison Transmission, Inc., together with its subsidiaries
CET Electric
 
Consolidated Edison Transmission, LLC
CET Gas
 
Con Edison Gas Pipeline and Storage, LLC
O&R
 
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
RECO
 
Rockland Electric Company
The Companies
 
Con Edison and CECONY
The Utilities
 
CECONY and O&R
 
Regulatory Agencies, Government Agencies and Other Organizations
EPA
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FASB
 
Financial Accounting Standards Board
FERC
 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
IASB
 
International Accounting Standards Board
IRS
 
Internal Revenue Service
NJBPU
 
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
NJDEP
 
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
NYISO
 
New York Independent System Operator
NYPA
 
New York Power Authority
NYSDEC
 
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NYSERDA
 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
NYSPSC
 
New York State Public Service Commission
NYSRC
 
New York State Reliability Council, LLC
PJM
 
PJM Interconnection LLC
SEC
 
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
 
 
Accounting
 
 
AFUDC
 
Allowance for funds used during construction
ASU
 
Accounting Standards Update
GAAP
 
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America
OCI
 
Other Comprehensive Income
VIE
 
Variable Interest Entity


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Environmental
 
 
CO2
 
Carbon dioxide
GHG
 
Greenhouse gases
MGP Sites
 
Manufactured gas plant sites
PCBs
 
Polychlorinated biphenyls
PRP
 
Potentially responsible party
RGGI
 
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Superfund
 
Federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 and similar state statutes
 
 
 
Units of Measure
 
 
AC
 
Alternating current
Bcf
 
Billion cubic feet
Dt
 
Dekatherms
kV
 
Kilovolt
kWh
 
Kilowatt-hour
MDt
 
Thousand dekatherms
MMlb
 
Million pounds
MVA
 
Megavolt ampere
MW
 
Megawatt or thousand kilowatts
MWh
 
Megawatt hour
 
 
 
Other
 
 
AMI
 
Advanced metering infrastructure
COSO
 
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission
DER
 
Distributed energy resources
EGWP
 
Employer Group Waiver Plan
Fitch
 
Fitch Ratings
First Quarter Form 10-Q
 
The Companies' combined Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31 of the current year
Form 10-K
 
The Companies’ combined Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017
LTIP
 
Long Term Incentive Plan
Moody’s
 
Moody’s Investors Service
REV
 
Reforming the Energy Vision
S&P
 
S&P Global Ratings
TCJA
 
The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, as enacted on December 22, 2017
VaR
 
Value-at-Risk




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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
   
   
PAGE
 
ITEM 1
Financial Statements (Unaudited)
 
 
Con Edison
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CECONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITEM 2
ITEM 3
ITEM 4
ITEM 1
ITEM 1A
ITEM 6
 
 


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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
This report includes forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe-harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements of future expectation and not facts. Words such as “forecasts,” “expects,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “believes,” “plans,” “will” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time the statements are made, and accordingly speak only as of that time. Actual results or developments might differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements because of various factors including, but not limited to:
the Companies are extensively regulated and are subject to penalties;
the Utilities’ rate plans may not provide a reasonable return;
the Companies may be adversely affected by changes to the Utilities’ rate plans;
the intentional misconduct of employees or contractors could adversely affect the Companies;
the failure of, or damage to, the Companies’ facilities could adversely affect the Companies;
a cyber attack could adversely affect the Companies;
the Companies are exposed to risks from the environmental consequences of their operations;
a disruption in the wholesale energy markets or failure by an energy supplier could adversely affect the Companies;
the Companies have substantial unfunded pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities;
Con Edison’s ability to pay dividends or interest depends on dividends from its subsidiaries;
the Companies require access to capital markets to satisfy funding requirements;
changes to tax laws could adversely affect the Companies;
the Companies’ strategies may not be effective to address changes in the external business environment; and
the Companies also face other risks that are beyond their control.





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Consolidated Edison, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT (UNAUDITED)
  
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
(Millions of Dollars/Except Share Data)
2018
2017
OPERATING REVENUES
 
 
Electric
$1,877
$1,934
Gas
939
862
Steam
314
298
Non-utility
234
134
TOTAL OPERATING REVENUES
3,364
3,228
OPERATING EXPENSES
 
 
Purchased power
353
385
Fuel
124
100
Gas purchased for resale
378
321
Other operations and maintenance
836
739
Depreciation and amortization
348
329
Taxes, other than income taxes
570
542
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES
2,609
2,416
OPERATING INCOME
755
812
OTHER INCOME (DEDUCTIONS)
 
 
Investment income
20
19
Other income
6
5
Allowance for equity funds used during construction
4
2
Other deductions
(45)
(42)
TOTAL OTHER INCOME (DEDUCTIONS)
(15)
(16)
INCOME BEFORE INTEREST AND INCOME TAX EXPENSE
740
796
INTEREST EXPENSE
 
 
Interest on long-term debt
190
178
Other interest
7
4
Allowance for borrowed funds used during construction
(2)
(1)
NET INTEREST EXPENSE
195
181
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE
545
615
INCOME TAX EXPENSE
117
227
NET INCOME
$428
$388
Net income per common share—basic
$1.38
$1.27
Net income per common share—diluted
$1.37
$1.27
DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE
$0.72
$0.69
AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING—BASIC (IN MILLIONS)
310.4
305.1
AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING—DILUTED (IN MILLIONS)
311.6
306.3
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.


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Consolidated Edison, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)
  
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
2017
NET INCOME
$428
$388
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS), NET OF TAXES
 
 
Pension and other postretirement benefit plan liability adjustments, net of taxes
4
(1)
TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS), NET OF TAXES
4
(1)
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
$432
$387
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Consolidated Edison, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
   
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
(Millions of Dollars)
2018

2017

OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
Net income
$428
$388
PRINCIPAL NON-CASH CHARGES/(CREDITS) TO INCOME
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
348
329
Deferred income taxes
101
256
Rate case amortization and accruals
(28)
(31)
Common equity component of allowance for funds used during construction
(4)
(2)
Net derivative gains
(1)
(5)
Unbilled revenue and net unbilled revenue deferrals
48
(5)
Other non-cash items, net
(23)

CHANGES IN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
 
 
Accounts receivable – customers
(147)
(66)
Materials and supplies, including fuel oil and gas in storage
33
26
Other receivables and other current assets
26
26
Taxes receivable
18
30
Prepayments
(422)
(394)
Accounts payable
30
(78)
Pensions and retiree benefits obligations, net
84
105
Pensions and retiree benefits contributions
(184)
(129)
Accrued taxes
(61)
(26)
Accrued interest
68
54
Superfund and environmental remediation costs, net
(2)
1
Distributions from equity investments
35
35
System benefit charge
63
65
Deferred charges, noncurrent assets and other regulatory assets
(246)
(53)
Deferred credits and other regulatory liabilities
179
(9)
Other current and noncurrent liabilities
(200)
(69)
NET CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
143
448
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
Utility construction expenditures
(790)
(714)
Cost of removal less salvage
(63)
(63)
Non-utility construction expenditures
(35)
(113)
Investments in electric and gas transmission projects
(32)
(5)
Proceeds from sale of assets

23
Other investing activities
11
16
NET CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES
(909)
(856)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
Net issuance/(payment) of short-term debt
812
(218)
Issuance of long-term debt

497
Retirement of long-term debt
(10)
(408)
Debt issuance costs
(1)
(4)
Common stock dividends
(209)
(199)
Issuance of common shares for stock plans
13
12
NET CASH FLOWS FROM/(USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES
605
(320)
CASH, TEMPORARY CASH INVESTMENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH:
 
 
NET CHANGE FOR THE PERIOD
(161)
(728)
BALANCE AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD
844
830
BALANCE AT END OF PERIOD
$683
$102
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH INFORMATION
 
 
Cash paid/(received) during the period for:
 
 
Interest
$124
$123
Income taxes
$(13)
$(39)
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INFORMATION
 
 
Construction expenditures in accounts payable
$352
$282
Issuance of common shares for dividend reinvestment
$12
$12

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Consolidated Edison, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (UNAUDITED)
(Millions of Dollars)
March 31,
2018
December 31,
2017
ASSETS
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS
 
 
Cash and temporary cash investments
$651
$797
Accounts receivable – customers, less allowance for uncollectible accounts of $63 in 2018 and 2017
1,250
1,103
Other receivables, less allowance for uncollectible accounts of $7 and $8 in 2018 and 2017, respectively
200
160
Taxes receivable
58
76
Accrued unbilled revenue
472
598
Fuel oil, gas in storage, materials and supplies, at average cost
301
334
Prepayments
600
178
Regulatory assets
123
67
Restricted cash
32
47
Other current assets
86
177
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
3,773
3,537
INVESTMENTS
2,012
2,001
UTILITY PLANT, AT ORIGINAL COST
 
 
Electric
29,315
28,994
Gas
8,512
8,256
Steam
2,480
2,473
General
3,034
3,008
TOTAL
43,341
42,731
Less: Accumulated depreciation
9,229
9,063
Net
34,112
33,668
Construction work in progress
1,610
1,605
NET UTILITY PLANT
35,722
35,273
NON-UTILITY PLANT
 
 
Non-utility property, less accumulated depreciation of $217 and $201 in 2018 and 2017, respectively
1,803
1,776
Construction work in progress
550
551
NET PLANT
38,075
37,600
OTHER NONCURRENT ASSETS
 
 
Goodwill
428
428
Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization of $17 and $15 in 2018 and 2017, respectively
129
131
Regulatory assets
4,284
4,266
Other deferred charges and noncurrent assets
199
148
TOTAL OTHER NONCURRENT ASSETS
5,040
4,973
TOTAL ASSETS
$48,900
$48,111
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 



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Consolidated Edison, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (UNAUDITED)
 
 
(Millions of Dollars)
March 31,
2018
December 31,
2017
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
 
 
Long-term debt due within one year
$1,291
$1,298
Notes payable
1,389
577
Accounts payable
1,236
1,286
Customer deposits
347
346
Accrued taxes
47
108
Accrued interest
211
143
Accrued wages
106
105
Fair value of derivative liabilities
74
17
Regulatory liabilities
90
101
System benefit charge
598
535
Other current liabilities
262
386
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
5,651
4,902
NONCURRENT LIABILITIES
 
 
Provision for injuries and damages
161
153
Pensions and retiree benefits
1,192
1,443
Superfund and other environmental costs
734
737
Asset retirement obligations
317
314
Fair value of derivative liabilities
85
38
Deferred income taxes and unamortized investment tax credits
5,638
5,495
Regulatory liabilities
4,523
4,577
Other deferred credits and noncurrent liabilities
208
296
TOTAL NONCURRENT LIABILITIES
12,858
13,053
LONG-TERM DEBT
14,730
14,731
EQUITY
 
 
Common shareholders’ equity
15,654
15,418
Noncontrolling interest
7
7
TOTAL EQUITY (See Statement of Equity)
15,661
15,425
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
$48,900
$48,111
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Consolidated Edison, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EQUITY (UNAUDITED)
 
(In Millions)
Common Stock
Additional
Paid-In
Capital
Retained
Earnings
Treasury Stock
Capital
Stock
Expense
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income/(Loss)
Noncontrolling
Interest
Total
Shares
Amount
Shares
Amount
BALANCE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017
310
$34
$6,298
$10,235
23
$(1,038)
$(85)
$(26)
$7
$15,425
Net income



428





428
Common stock dividends



(221)





(221)
Issuance of common shares for stock plans
1

25






25
Other comprehensive income







4

4
BALANCE AS OF
MARCH 31, 2018
311
$34
$6,323
$10,442
23
$(1,038)
$(85)
$(22)
$7
$15,661
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Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT (UNAUDITED)
  
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
2017
OPERATING REVENUES
 
 
Electric
$1,729
$1,793
Gas
841
765
Steam
314
298
TOTAL OPERATING REVENUES
2,884
2,856
OPERATING EXPENSES
 
 
Purchased power
303
348
Fuel
124
100
Gas purchased for resale
273
230
Other operations and maintenance
630
628
Depreciation and amortization
310
294
Taxes, other than income taxes
539
515
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES
2,179
2,115
OPERATING INCOME
705
741
OTHER INCOME (DEDUCTIONS)
 
 
Investment and other income
5
4
Allowance for equity funds used during construction
3
2
Other deductions
(39)
(37)
TOTAL OTHER INCOME (DEDUCTIONS)
(31)
(31)
INCOME BEFORE INTEREST AND INCOME TAX EXPENSE
674
710
INTEREST EXPENSE
 
 
Interest on long-term debt
163
150
Other interest
5
4
Allowance for borrowed funds used during construction
(2)
(1)
NET INTEREST EXPENSE
166
153
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE
508
557
INCOME TAX EXPENSE
119
218
NET INCOME
$389
$339
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Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)
 
  
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
(Millions of Dollars)
2018

2017

NET INCOME
$389
$339
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, NET OF TAXES


COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
$389
$339
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Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
 
   
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
2017

OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
Net income
$389
$339
PRINCIPAL NON-CASH CHARGES/(CREDITS) TO INCOME
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
310
294
Deferred income taxes
108
234
Rate case amortization and accruals
(33)
(36)
Common equity component of allowance for funds used during construction
(3)
(2)
Unbilled revenue and net unbilled revenue deferrals
13
(5)
Other non-cash items, net
(10)
(8)
CHANGES IN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
 
 
Accounts receivable – customers
(126)
(54)
Materials and supplies, including fuel oil and gas in storage
24
20
Other receivables and other current assets
(8)
33
Accounts receivable from affiliated companies
(19)
15
Prepayments
(417)
(373)
Accounts payable
37
(41)
Accounts payable to affiliated companies
7

Pensions and retiree benefits obligations, net
80
93
Pensions and retiree benefits contributions
(183)
(128)
Superfund and environmental remediation costs, net
(3)
1
Accrued taxes
(68)
(18)
Accrued taxes to affiliated companies
3
(21)
Accrued interest
68
56
System benefit charge
59
59
Deferred charges, noncurrent assets and other regulatory assets
(202)
(51)
Deferred credits and other regulatory liabilities
161
29
Other current and noncurrent liabilities
(131)
(56)
NET CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
56
380
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
Utility construction expenditures
(747)
(672)
Cost of removal less salvage
(61)
(61)
NET CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES
(808)
(733)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
Net issuance/(payment) of short-term debt
763
(155)
Debt issuance costs
(1)

Capital contribution by parent
45
22
Dividend to parent
(211)
(199)
NET CASH FLOWS FROM/(USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES
596
(332)
CASH, TEMPORARY CASH INVESTMENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH:
 
 
NET CHANGE FOR THE PERIOD
(156)
(685)
BALANCE AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD
730
704
BALANCE AT END OF PERIOD
$574
$19
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH INFORMATION
 
 
Cash paid/(received) during the period for:
 
 
Interest
$93
$91
Income taxes
$18
$(22)
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INFORMATION
 
 
Construction expenditures in accounts payable
$272
$217
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Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (UNAUDITED)
 
(Millions of Dollars)
March 31,
2018
December 31,
2017
ASSETS
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS
 
 
Cash and temporary cash investments
$574
$730
Accounts receivable – customers, less allowance for uncollectible accounts of $58 in 2018 and 2017
1,135
1,009
Other receivables, less allowance for uncollectible accounts of $6 and $7 in 2018 and 2017, respectively
103
92
Taxes receivable
19
19
Accrued unbilled revenue
363
454
Accounts receivable from affiliated companies
83
64
Fuel oil, gas in storage, materials and supplies, at average cost
263
287
Prepayments
525
108
Regulatory assets
115
62
Other current assets
57
84
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
3,237
2,909
INVESTMENTS
388
383
UTILITY PLANT, AT ORIGINAL COST
 
 
Electric
27,612
27,299
Gas
7,744
7,499
Steam
2,480
2,473
General
2,775
2,753
TOTAL
40,611
40,024
Less: Accumulated depreciation
8,476
8,321
Net
32,135
31,703
Construction work in progress
1,499
1,502
NET UTILITY PLANT
33,634
33,205
NON-UTILITY PROPERTY
 
 
Non-utility property, less accumulated depreciation of $25 in 2018 and 2017
4
4
NET PLANT
33,638
33,209
OTHER NONCURRENT ASSETS
 
 
Regulatory assets
3,871
3,863
Other deferred charges and noncurrent assets
132
87
TOTAL OTHER NONCURRENT ASSETS
4,003
3,950
TOTAL ASSETS
$41,266
$40,451
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 



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Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (UNAUDITED)
 

(Millions of Dollars)
March 31,
2018
December 31,
2017
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDER’S EQUITY
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
 
 
Long-term debt due within one year
$1,200
$1,200
Notes payable
913
150
Accounts payable
1,015
1,057
Accounts payable to affiliated companies
17
10
Customer deposits
335
334
Accrued taxes
34
102
Accrued taxes to affiliated companies
75
72
Accrued interest
181
113
Accrued wages
96
95
Fair value of derivative liabilities
66
12
Regulatory liabilities
54
65
System benefit charge
542
483
Other current liabilities
183
245
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
4,711
3,938
NONCURRENT LIABILITIES
 
 
Provision for injuries and damages
155
147
Pensions and retiree benefits
899
1,140
Superfund and other environmental costs
634
637
Asset retirement obligations
290
287
Fair value of derivative liabilities
76
31
Deferred income taxes and unamortized investment tax credits
5,455
5,306
Regulatory liabilities
4,154
4,219
Other deferred credits and noncurrent liabilities
164
242
TOTAL NONCURRENT LIABILITIES
11,827
12,009
LONG-TERM DEBT
12,066
12,065
SHAREHOLDER’S EQUITY (See Statement of Shareholder’s Equity)
12,662
12,439
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDER’S EQUITY
$41,266
$40,451
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 


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Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF SHAREHOLDER’S EQUITY (UNAUDITED)
 
Common Stock
Additional
Paid-In
Capital
Retained
Earnings
Repurchased
Con Edison
Stock
Capital
Stock
Expense
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income/(Loss)
Total
(In Millions)
Shares
Amount
BALANCE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017
235
$589
$4,649
$8,231
$(962)
$(62)
$(6)
$12,439
Net income
 
 
 
389
 
 
 
389
Common stock dividend to parent
 
 
 
(211)
 
 
 
(211)
Capital contribution by parent
 
 
45
 
 
 
 
45
BALANCE AS OF MARCH 31, 2018
235
$589
$4,694
$8,409
$(962)
$(62)
$(6)
$12,662
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.


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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
 
General
These combined notes accompany and form an integral part of the separate consolidated financial statements of each of the two separate registrants: Consolidated Edison, Inc. and its subsidiaries (Con Edison) and Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. and its subsidiaries (CECONY). CECONY is a subsidiary of Con Edison and as such its financial condition and results of operations and cash flows, which are presented separately in the CECONY consolidated financial statements, are also consolidated, along with those of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, the Clean Energy Businesses) and Con Edison Transmission, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, Con Edison Transmission) in Con Edison’s consolidated financial statements. The term “Utilities” is used in these notes to refer to CECONY and O&R.
As used in these notes, the term “Companies” refers to Con Edison and CECONY and, except as otherwise noted, the information in these combined notes relates to each of the Companies. However, CECONY makes no representation as to information relating to Con Edison or the subsidiaries of Con Edison other than itself.
The separate interim consolidated financial statements of each of the Companies are unaudited but, in the opinion of their respective managements, reflect all adjustments (which include only normally recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods presented. The Companies’ separate interim consolidated financial statements should be read together with their separate audited financial statements (including the combined notes thereto) included in Item 8 of their combined Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 . Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.
Con Edison has two regulated utility subsidiaries: CECONY and O&R. CECONY provides electric service and gas service in New York City and Westchester County. The company also provides steam service in parts of Manhattan. O&R, along with its regulated utility subsidiary, provides electric service in southeastern New York and northern New Jersey and gas service in southeastern New York. Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. has three subsidiaries: Consolidated Edison Development, Inc. (Con Edison Development), a company that develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects; Consolidated Edison Energy, Inc. (Con Edison Energy), a company that provides energy-related products and services to wholesale customers; and Consolidated Edison Solutions, Inc. (Con Edison Solutions), a company that provides energy-related products and services to retail customers. Con Edison Transmission, Inc. invests in electric transmission facilities through its subsidiary, Consolidated Edison Transmission, LLC (CET Electric), and invests in gas pipeline and storage facilities through its subsidiary Con Edison Gas Pipeline and Storage, LLC (CET Gas).

Note A – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Revenues
Adoption of New Standard
On January 1, 2018, the Companies adopted Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 606, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” using the modified retrospective method applied to those contracts that were not completed. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Companies recognized revenues from contracts with customers in accordance with Topic 606 and recognized other revenues in accordance with ASC Topic 605, “Revenue Recognition.” The revenues recognized were equivalent to the revenues that would have been recognized had the Companies not adopted Topic 606 and had recognized all revenues in accordance with Topic 605. For the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Companies recognized revenues, including revenues from contracts with customers, in accordance with Topic 605. No prior period adjustment or charge to retained earnings for cumulative impact was required as a result of the Companies’ adoption of Topic 606.

Revenue Recognition
The following table presents, for the three months ended March 31, 2018 , revenue from contracts with customers as defined in Topic 606, as well as additional revenue from sources other than contracts with customers, disaggregated by major source.



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For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
(Millions of Dollars)
Revenues from contracts with customers
 
Other revenues (a)
Total operating revenues
CECONY
 
 
 
 
Electric
$1,771
 
$(42)
$1,729
Gas
835
 
6
841
Steam
315
 
(1)
314
Total CECONY
$2,921
 
$(37)
$2,884
O&R
 
 
 
 
Electric
152
 
(3)
149
Gas
110
 
(13)
97
Total O&R
$262
 
$(16)
$246
Clean Energy Businesses
 
 
 
 
Renewables
132
(b)

132
Energy services
17
 

17
Other

 
84
84
Total Clean Energy Businesses
$149
 
$84
$233
Con Edison Transmission
1
 

1
Total Con Edison
$3,333
 
$31
$3,364
(a) For the Utilities, this includes revenue from alternative revenue programs, such as the revenue decoupling mechanisms under their New York electric and gas rate plans and the weather-normalization clause applicable to their gas businesses. For the Clean Energy Businesses, this includes revenue from wholesale services. For the Utilities, this also reflects the reduction in revenues resulting from the deferral as regulatory liabilities of the net benefits of the federal Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 (TCJA). See "Other Regulatory Matters" in Note B.
(b) Included within the total for Renewables revenue at the Clean Energy Businesses is $89 million of revenue related to engineering, procurement and construction services.

The Utilities recognize revenues for tariff-based sales as they deliver electricity, gas and steam energy to their customers. The amount of revenues recognized reflects the consideration the Utilities expect to receive in exchange for delivering the energy. The transaction price for full-service customers includes the Utilities’ energy cost and for all customers includes delivery charges determined based on customer class and in accordance with established tariffs and guidelines of the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) or the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), as applicable. The transaction price is allocated to the Utilities’ revenue generating activities through the customer billing process. Because energy is delivered over time, the Utilities use output methods that recognize revenue based on direct measurement of the value transferred, such as units delivered, which provides an accurate measure of value for the energy delivered. The Utilities accrue revenues at the end of each month for estimated energy delivered but not yet billed to customers. The Utilities defer over a 12 -month period net interruptible gas revenues, other than those authorized by the NYSPSC to be retained by the Utilities, for refund to firm gas sales and transportation customers.

Con Edison Development recognizes revenue for the sale of energy from renewable electric production projects as energy is generated and billed to counterparties. Con Edison Development accrues revenues at the end of each month for energy generated but not yet billed to counterparties. Con Edison Energy recognizes revenue as energy is delivered and services are provided for managing energy supply assets leased from others and managing the dispatch, fuel requirements and risk management activities for generating plants and merchant transmission in the northeastern United States. Con Edison Solutions recognizes revenue for providing energy-efficiency services to government and commercial customers, and Con Edison Development recognizes revenue for engineering, procurement and construction services, under the percentage-of-completion method of revenue recognition.

Sales and profits on each percentage-of-completion contract are recorded each month based on the ratio of actual cumulative costs incurred to the total estimated costs at completion of the contract, multiplied by the total estimated contract revenue, less cumulative revenues recognized in prior periods (the ‘‘cost-to-cost’’ method). The impact of revisions of contract estimates, which may result from contract modifications, performance or other reasons, are recognized on a cumulative catch-up basis in the period in which the revisions are made. Unbilled contract revenues were $79 million and $58 million as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively, reflecting $36 million of additional revenue earned and $15 million of billings and appropriate balance sheet classification for the period. Unbilled contract revenues represent accumulated incurred costs and earned profits on contracts (revenue arrangements), which have been recorded as revenues, but have not yet been billed to customers, and which represent contract assets as defined in Topic 606. Substantially all unbilled contract revenues are expected to be collected within one year. Unbilled contract revenues arise from the cost-to-cost method of revenue recognition.


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Unbilled contract revenues from fixed-price type contracts are converted to billed receivables when amounts are invoiced to customers according to contractual billing terms, which generally occur when deliveries or other performance milestones are completed. Unearned revenue was $49 million and $87 million as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively , reflecting $70 million of additional revenue earned (of which $48 million was included in the balance as of December 31, 2017) and $32 million of billings and appropriate balance sheet classification for the period. Unearned revenue represents a liability for billings to customers in excess of earned revenue, which are contract liabilities as defined in Topic 606. As of March 31, 2018, the aggregate amount of the remaining performance obligations is $111 million , of which $75 million will be recognized within the next two years, and the remaining $36 million will be recognized pursuant to long-term service and maintenance agreements.

Revenues are recorded as energy is delivered, generated or services are provided and billed to customers. Amounts billed are recorded in accounts receivable - customers, with payment generally due the following month. Con Edison’s and the Utilities’ accounts receivable - customers balance also reflects the Utilities’ purchase of receivables from energy service companies to support retail choice programs. Accrued revenues not yet billed to customers are recorded as accrued unbilled revenues.

Earnings Per Common Share
Con Edison presents basic and diluted earnings per share (EPS) on the face of its consolidated income statement. Basic EPS is calculated by dividing earnings available to common shareholders (“Net income” on Con Edison’s consolidated income statement) by the weighted average number of Con Edison common shares outstanding during the period. In the calculation of diluted EPS, weighted average shares outstanding are increased for additional shares that would be outstanding if potentially dilutive securities were converted to common stock.

Potentially dilutive securities for Con Edison consist of restricted stock units and deferred stock units for which the average market price of the common shares for the period was greater than the exercise price.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 , basic and diluted EPS for Con Edison are calculated as follows:
 
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
(Millions of Dollars, except per share amounts/Shares in Millions)
2018
2017
Net income
$428
$388
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic
310.4
305.1
Add: Incremental shares attributable to effect of potentially dilutive securities
1.2
1.2
Adjusted weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted
311.6
306.3
Net Income per common share – basic
$1.38
$1.27
Net Income per common share – diluted
$1.37
$1.27

The computation of diluted EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 excludes immaterial amounts of performance share awards that were not included because of their anti-dilutive effect.

Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income/(Loss) by Component
For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 , changes to accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) (OCI) for Con Edison and CECONY are as follows:
 
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
        Con Edison
        CECONY
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
2017
2018

2017

Beginning balance, accumulated OCI, net of taxes (a)
$(26)
$(27)
$(6)
$(7)
OCI before reclassifications, net of tax of $(1) and $1 for Con Edison in 2018 and 2017, respectively
3
(2)


Amounts reclassified from accumulated OCI related to pension plan liabilities, net of tax of $(1) for Con Edison in 2018 and 2017 (a)(b)
1
1


Current period OCI, net of taxes
4
(1)


Ending balance, accumulated OCI, net of taxes
$(22)
$(28)
$(6)
$(7)
(a)
Tax reclassified from accumulated OCI is reported in the income tax expense line item of the consolidated income statement.


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(b)
For the portion of unrecognized pension and other postretirement benefit costs relating to the Utilities, costs are recorded into, and amortized out of, regulatory assets instead of OCI. The net actuarial losses and prior service costs recognized during the period are included in the computation of total periodic pension and other postretirement benefit cost. See Notes E and F.

Reconciliation of Cash, Temporary Cash Investments and Restricted Cash
On January 1, 2018, the Companies adopted Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2016-18, "Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Restricted Cash," which they applied retrospectively for each prior period presented. Pursuant to ASU 2016-18, cash, temporary cash investments and restricted cash are presented on a combined basis in the Companies’ consolidated statements of cash flows. At March 31, 2018 and 2017 , cash, temporary cash investments and restricted cash for Con Edison and CECONY are as follows:

 
At March 31,
 
Con Edison
CECONY
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
2017
2018

2017
Cash and temporary cash investments
$651
$67
$574
$17
Restricted cash (a)
32
35

2
Total cash, temporary cash investments and restricted cash
$683
$102
$574
$19
(a)
Restricted cash is comprised of funding reserved for CECONY construction expenditures ( $2 million at March 31, 2017), RECO transition bond charge collections, net of principal, interest, trustee and service fees ( $1 million and $2 million at March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively) that are restricted until the bond matures in 2019, and the CEBs' cash collateral held for project finance agreements ( $31 million at March 31, 2018 and 2017) that are restricted until varying maturity dates. For these projects, such funds are restricted to being used for normal operating expenses and capital expenditures, debt service, and required reserves.


Note B – Regulatory Matters
Rate Plans
O&R New York – Electric
In April 2018, O&R filed a preliminary update to its January 2018 request to the NYSPSC for an electric rate increase effective January 1, 2019. The company increased its requested January 2019 rate increase by $2.2 million to $22.5 million .

O&R New York – Gas
In April 2018, O&R filed a preliminary update to its January 2018 request to the NYSPSC for a gas rate increase effective January 2019. The company decreased its requested January 2019 rate increase by $1.7 million to $2.7 million .

Other Regulatory Matters
In August and November 2017, the NYSPSC issued orders in its proceeding investigating an April 21, 2017 Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) subway power outage. The orders indicated that the investigation determined that the outage was caused by a failure of CECONY’s electricity supply to a subway station, which led to a loss of the subway signals, and that one of the secondary services to the MTA facility had been improperly rerouted and was not properly documented by the company. The orders also indicated that the loss of power to the subway station affected multiple subway lines and caused widespread delays across the subway system. Pursuant to the orders, the company is required to take certain actions, including inspecting, repairing and installing certain electrical equipment that serves the subway system, analyzing power supply and power quality events affecting the MTA’s signaling services, and filing monthly reports with the NYSPSC on all of the company's activities related to the subway system. Through March 31, 2018, the company incurred costs related to this matter of $149 million . Included in this amount is $27 million in capital and operating and maintenance costs reflected in the company's electric rate plan and $122 million deferred as a regulatory asset pursuant to the rate plan. The company, which plans to complete the required actions in 2018, expects to incur costs related to this matter during the remainder of 2018 of $115 million . Included in this amount is $5 million in expected capital and operating and maintenance costs reflected in the rate plan and $110 million expected to be deferred as a regulatory asset pursuant to the rate plan.

In December 2017, the NYSPSC issued an order initiating a proceeding to study the potential effects of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) on income tax expense and liabilities of New York State utilities and the regulatory treatment to preserve the resulting benefits for customers. In March 2018, the NYSPSC staff recommended that the NYSPSC require most utilities to begin on October 1, 2018 to credit their customers’ bills with the net benefits of the TCJA as measured based on amounts reflected in their rate plans prior to the enactment


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of the TCJA. The net benefits include the revenue requirement impact of the reduction in the corporate federal income tax rate to 21 percent, the elimination for utilities of bonus depreciation and the amortization of excess deferred federal income taxes the utilities collected from their customers that will not need to be paid to the Internal Revenue Service under the TCJA. Upon enactment of the TCJA in December 2017, CECONY and O&R re-measured their deferred tax assets and liabilities and accrued net regulatory liabilities for future income taxes of $3,513 million and $161 million , respectively. Under the rate normalization requirements continued by the TCJA, the portion of their net regulatory liabilities related to certain accelerated tax depreciation benefits ( $2,542 million and $126 million , respectively) is to be amortized over the remaining lives of the related assets. The remainder ( $971 million and $35 million , respectively) will be amortized as determined by the NYSPSC.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Utilities deferred as regulatory liabilities estimated net benefits of $112 million , which represents approximately a quarter of the estimated annual net benefits. In January 2018, the NYSPSC issued an order initiating a focused operations audit of the income tax accounting of certain utilities, including CECONY and O&R.

In January 2018, the NJBPU issued an order initiating a proceeding to consider the TCJA. In March 2018, the NJBPU approved a $2.9 million interim decrease in Rockland Electric Company's (RECO) electric base rates, effective April 1, 2018, subject to the outcome of the NJBPU proceeding. Also in March 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order directing RECO to propose revisions to its transmission revenue requirement to reflect the TCJA. RECO’s net regulatory liability for income taxes resulting from its re-measurement of its deferred tax asset and liabilities is $28 million (including $16 million subject to the normalization requirements continued by the TCJA).
In March 2018, Winter Storms Riley and Quinn caused damage to the Utilities’ electric distribution systems and interrupted service to approximately 209,000 CECONY customers, 93,000 O&R customers and 44,000 RECO customers. Through March 31, 2018, CECONY's costs related to March 2018 storms, including Riley and Quinn, amounted to $106 million , including operation and maintenance expenses reflected in its electric rate plan ( $15 million ), operation and maintenance expenses charged against a storm reserve pursuant to its electric rate plan ( $56 million ), capital expenditures ( $29 million ) and removal costs ( $6 million ). O&R and RECO had storm-related costs of $31 million and $11 million , respectively, most of which were deferred as regulatory assets pursuant to their electric rate plans. Recovery of CECONY and O&R storm-related costs is subject to review by the NYSPSC, and recovery of RECO storm-related costs is subject to review by the NJBPU. The NYSPSC is investigating the preparation and response to the storms by CECONY, O&R, and other New York electric utilities, including all aspects of their emergency response plans, and may penalize them. The NJBPU is investigating RECO’s preparation and response to the storms. The Companies are unable to estimate the amount or range of their possible loss in connection with the storms.
In February 2018, CECONY filed a response challenging a complaint the NJBPU filed with FERC seeking the re-allocation to the company of certain PJM Interconnection LLC (PJM) transmission costs that had been allocated to the company prior to April 2017 when transmission service provided to the company pursuant to the PJM open access transmission tariff terminated. The NJBPU complaint is pending before FERC. The transmission service terminated because the company did not exercise its option to continue the service following a series of requests PJM had submitted to FERC that substantially increased the charges for the transmission service. CECONY challenged each of these requests. To date, FERC has rejected all but one of CECONY’s protests. In June 2015 and May 2016, CECONY filed appeals of certain FERC decisions with the U.S. Court of Appeals. Under CECONY’s electric rate plan, unless and until changed by the NYSPSC, the company will recover all charges incurred associated with the transmission service.


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Regulatory Assets and Liabilities
Regulatory assets and liabilities at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 were comprised of the following items:
 
   
         Con Edison
 
        CECONY
(Millions of Dollars)
2018

2017

 
2018

2017

Regulatory assets
 
 
 
 
 
Unrecognized pension and other postretirement costs
$2,332
$2,526

$2,196
$2,376
Environmental remediation costs
783
793

668
677
Revenue taxes
271
260

259
248
MTA power reliability deferral
122
50
 
122
50
Recoverable energy costs
118
60
 
103
52
Deferred derivative losses
95
44
 
86
37
Pension and other postretirement benefits deferrals
77
79
 
57
58
Property tax reconciliation
64
51

41
25
Municipal infrastructure support costs
59
56
 
59
56
Unamortized loss on reacquired debt
36
37

34
35
Deferred storm costs
60
38



Brooklyn Queens demand management program
32
37
 
32
37
Meadowlands heater odorization project
30
18
 
30
18
Preferred stock redemption
24
24
 
24
24
Indian Point Energy Center program costs
21
29
 
21
29
Recoverable REV demonstration project expenses
19
19
 
17
17
Gate station upgrade project
13
13
 
13
13
Workers’ compensation
10
10
 
10
10
Net electric deferrals
9
9

9
9
O&R transition bond charges
7
9



Surcharge for New York State assessment

2
 

2
Other
102
102

90
90
Regulatory assets – noncurrent
4,284
4,266

3,871
3,863
Deferred derivative losses
88
40

81
37
Recoverable energy costs
35
27

34
25
Regulatory assets – current
123
67

115
62
Total Regulatory Assets
$4,407
$4,333

$3,986
$3,925
Regulatory liabilities





Future income tax
$2,531
$2,545
 
$2,376
$2,390
Allowance for cost of removal less salvage
853
846

724
719
Pension and other postretirement benefit deferrals
178
207
 
153
181
Energy efficiency portfolio standard unencumbered funds
127
127
 
122
122
TCJA net benefits*
112

 
100

Net unbilled revenue deferrals
106
183

106
183
Property tax reconciliation
97
107

97
107
Unrecognized other postretirement costs
77
92
 
77
92
Settlement of prudence proceeding
58
66

58
66
Property tax refunds
44
44
 
44
44
Carrying charges on repair allowance and bonus depreciation
36
43
 
35
42
New York State income tax rate change
31
36

31
35
Settlement of gas proceedings
25
27
 
25
27
Variable-rate tax-exempt debt – cost rate reconciliation
24
30
 
21
26
Earnings sharing - electric, gas and steam
20
29

10
19
Base rate change deferrals
18
21

18
21
Net utility plant reconciliations
10
12

6
8
Other
176
162

151
137
Regulatory liabilities – noncurrent
4,523
4,577

4,154
4,219
Refundable energy costs
63
41
 
37
16
Revenue decoupling mechanism
18
29

11
21
Deferred derivative gains
9
31

6
28
Regulatory liabilities – current
90
101

54
65
Total Regulatory Liabilities
$4,613
$4,678

$4,208
$4,284
* See "Other Regulatory Matters," above.



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Note C – Capitalization
The carrying amounts and fair values of long-term debt at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 were:
 
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
2017
Long-Term Debt (including current portion) (a)
Carrying
Amount
Fair
Value
Carrying
Amount
Fair
Value
Con Edison
$16,021
$17,388
$16,029
$18,147
CECONY
$13,266
$14,500
$13,265
$15,163
(a)
Amounts shown are net of unamortized debt expense and unamortized debt discount of $140 million and $120 million for Con Edison and CECONY, respectively, as of March 31, 2018 and $142 million and $121 million for Con Edison and CECONY, respectively, as of December 31, 2017 .

Fair values of long-term debt have been estimated primarily using available market information. For Con Edison, $16,752 million and $636 million of the fair value of long-term debt at March 31, 2018 are classified as Level 2 and Level 3, respectively. For CECONY, $13,864 million and $636 million of the fair value of long-term debt at March 31, 2018 are classified as Level 2 and Level 3, respectively (see Note L). The $636 million of long-term debt classified as Level 3 is CECONY’s tax-exempt, auction-rate securities for which the market is highly illiquid and there is a lack of observable inputs.

Note D – Short-Term Borrowing
At March 31, 2018 , Con Edison had $1,389 million of commercial paper outstanding of which $913 million was outstanding under CECONY’s program. The weighted average interest rate at March 31, 2018 was 2.3 percent for both Con Edison and CECONY. At December 31, 2017 , Con Edison had $577 million of commercial paper outstanding of which $150 million was outstanding under CECONY’s program. The weighted average interest rate at December 31, 2017 was 1.8 percent for both Con Edison and CECONY.
At March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 , no loans were outstanding under the credit agreement (Credit Agreement). An immaterial amount of letters of credit were outstanding under the Credit Agreement as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 .

Note E – Pension Benefits
Total Periodic Benefit Cost
The components of the Companies’ total periodic benefit costs for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:
 
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
           Con Edison
         CECONY
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
2017
2018
2017
Service cost – including administrative expenses
$72
$66
$68
$61
Interest cost on projected benefit obligation
140
148
131
139
Expected return on plan assets
(258)
(243)
(245)
(229)
Recognition of net actuarial loss
172
149
163
141
Recognition of prior service costs
(4)
(4)
(5)
(5)
TOTAL PERIODIC BENEFIT COST
$122
$116
$112
$107
Cost capitalized
(31)
(43)
(29)
(41)
Reconciliation to rate level
(23)
(11)
(25)
(12)
Cost charged to operating expenses
$68
$62
$58
$54

In March 2017, the FASB issued amendments to the guidance for retirement benefits through ASU 2017-07, “Compensation-Retirement Benefits (Topic 715): Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost.” The Companies adopted ASU 2017-07 beginning on January 1, 2018. The guidance requires that components of net periodic benefit cost other than service cost be presented outside of operating income on consolidated income statements, and that only the service cost component is eligible for capitalization. Accordingly, the service cost components are included in the line "Other operations and maintenance" and the non-service cost components are included in the line “Other deductions” in the Companies' consolidated income statements. As permitted by a practical expedient under ASU 2017-07, the Companies applied the


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presentation requirements retrospectively for both pension and other postretirement benefit costs using amounts disclosed in prior-period financial statements as appropriate estimates.

Expected Contributions
Based on estimates as of March 31, 2018 , the Companies expect to make contributions to the pension plans during 2018 of $472 million (of which $433 million is to be contributed by CECONY). The Companies’ policy is to fund the total periodic benefit cost of the qualified plan to the extent tax deductible and to also contribute to the non-qualified supplemental plans. During the first three months of 2018 , the Companies contributed $184 million to the pension plans, nearly all of which was contributed by CECONY.
 
Note F – Other Postretirement Benefits
Total Periodic Benefit Cost
The components of the Companies’ total periodic other postretirement benefit costs for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:
 
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
   
          Con Edison
          CECONY
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
2017
2018
2017

Service cost
$5
$5
$3
$3
Interest cost on accumulated other postretirement benefit obligation
11
11
9
10
Expected return on plan assets
(18)
(17)
(16)
(15)
Recognition of net actuarial loss
2
1
1
(1)
Recognition of prior service cost
(2)
(4)
(1)
(3)
TOTAL PERIODIC OTHER POSTRETIREMENT BENEFIT COST
$(2)
$(4)
$(4)
$(6)
Cost capitalized
(2)
2
(2)
2
Reconciliation to rate level
2
(1)
3

Cost charged to operating expenses
$(2)
$(3)
$(3)
$(4)

For information about the adoption of ASU 2017-07, “Compensation-Retirement Benefits (Topic 715): Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost,” see Note E.

Contributions
Based on estimates as of March 31, 2018 , Con Edison and CECONY expect to make a contribution of $6 million (substantially all of which is to be contributed by CECONY) to the other postretirement benefit plans in 2018. The Companies' policy is to fund the total periodic benefit cost of the plans to the extent tax deductible.

Note G – Environmental Matters
Superfund Sites
Hazardous substances, such as asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and coal tar, have been used or generated in the course of operations of the Utilities and their predecessors and are present at sites and in facilities and equipment they currently or previously owned, including sites at which gas was manufactured or stored.
The Federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 and similar state statutes (Superfund) impose joint and several liability, regardless of fault, upon generators of hazardous substances for investigation and remediation costs (which include costs of demolition, removal, disposal, storage, replacement, containment and monitoring) and natural resource damages. Liability under these laws can be material and may be imposed for contamination from past acts, even though such past acts may have been lawful at the time they occurred. The sites at which the Utilities have been asserted to have liability under these laws, including their manufactured gas plant sites and any neighboring areas to which contamination may have migrated, are referred to herein as “Superfund Sites.”
For Superfund Sites where there are other potentially responsible parties and the Utilities are not managing the site investigation and remediation, the accrued liability represents an estimate of the amount the Utilities will need to pay to investigate and, where determinable, discharge their related obligations. For Superfund Sites (including the manufactured gas plant sites) for which one of the Utilities is managing the investigation and remediation, the accrued liability represents an estimate of the company’s share of the undiscounted cost to investigate the sites


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and, for sites that have been investigated in whole or in part, the cost to remediate the sites, if remediation is necessary and if a reasonable estimate of such cost can be made. Remediation costs are estimated in light of the information available, applicable remediation standards and experience with similar sites.
The accrued liabilities and regulatory assets related to Superfund Sites at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 were as follows:
 
        Con Edison
        CECONY
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
2017
2018
2017
Accrued Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Manufactured gas plant sites
$649
$651
$549
$551
Other Superfund Sites
85
86
85
86
Total
$734
$737
$634
$637
Regulatory assets
$783
$793
$668
$677
Most of the accrued Superfund Site liability relates to sites that have been investigated, in whole or in part. However, for some of the sites, the extent and associated cost of the required remediation has not yet been determined. As investigations progress and information pertaining to the required remediation becomes available, the Utilities expect that additional liability may be accrued, the amount of which is not presently determinable but may be material. The Utilities are permitted to recover or defer as regulatory assets (for subsequent recovery through rates) prudently incurred site investigation and remediation costs.
Environmental remediation costs incurred related to Superfund Sites for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:  
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
          Con Edison
     CECONY
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
2017
2018
2017
Remediation costs incurred
$3
$7
$3
$7


Insurance and other third party recoveries received by Con Edison or CECONY were immaterial for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 .
In 2017, Con Edison and CECONY estimated that for their manufactured gas plant sites (including CECONY’s Astoria site), the aggregate undiscounted potential liability for the investigation and remediation of coal tar and/or other environmental contaminants could range up to $2.7 billion and $2.5 billion , respectively. These estimates were based on the assumption that there is contamination at all sites, including those that have not yet been fully investigated and additional assumptions about the extent of the contamination and the type and extent of the remediation that may be required. Actual experience may be materially different.
Asbestos Proceedings
Suits have been brought in New York State and federal courts against the Utilities and many other defendants, wherein a large number of plaintiffs sought large amounts of compensatory and punitive damages for deaths and injuries allegedly caused by exposure to asbestos at various premises of the Utilities. The suits that have been resolved, which are many, have been resolved without any payment by the Utilities, or for amounts that were not, in the aggregate, material to them. The amounts specified in all the remaining thousands of suits total billions of dollars; however, the Utilities believe that these amounts are greatly exaggerated, based on the disposition of previous claims. At March 31, 2018 , Con Edison and CECONY have accrued their estimated aggregate undiscounted potential liabilities for these suits and additional suits that may be brought over the next 15 years as shown in the following table. These estimates were based upon a combination of modeling, historical data analysis and risk factor assessment. Courts have begun, and unless otherwise determined on appeal may continue, to apply different standards for determining liability in asbestos suits than the standard that applied historically. As a result, the Companies currently believe that there is a reasonable possibility of an exposure to loss in excess of the liability accrued for the suits. The Companies are unable to estimate the amount or range of such loss. In addition, certain current and former employees have claimed or are claiming workers’ compensation benefits based on alleged disability from exposure to asbestos. CECONY is permitted to defer as regulatory assets (for subsequent recovery through rates) costs incurred for its asbestos lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims.


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The accrued liability for asbestos suits and workers’ compensation proceedings (including those related to asbestos exposure) and the amounts deferred as regulatory assets for the Companies at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 were as follows:
 
 
          Con Edison
     CECONY
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
2017
2018
2017
Accrued liability – asbestos suits
$8
$8
$7
$7
Regulatory assets – asbestos suits
$8
$8
$7
$7
Accrued liability – workers’ compensation
$84
$84
$80
$80
Regulatory assets – workers’ compensation
$10
$10
$10
$10

Note H – Other Material Contingencies
Manhattan Explosion and Fire
On March 12, 2014, two multi-use five-story tall buildings located on Park Avenue between 116 th and 117 th Streets in Manhattan were destroyed by an explosion and fire. CECONY had delivered gas to the buildings through service lines from a distribution main located below ground on Park Avenue. Eight people died and more than 50 people were injured. Additional buildings were also damaged. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated. The parties to the investigation included the company, the City of New York, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the NYSPSC. In June 2015, the NTSB issued a final report concerning the incident, its probable cause and safety recommendations. The NTSB determined that the probable cause of the incident was (1) the failure of a defective fusion joint at a service tee (which joined a plastic service line to a plastic distribution main) installed by the company that allowed gas to leak from the distribution main and migrate into a building where it ignited and (2) a breach in a City sewer line that allowed groundwater and soil to flow into the sewer, resulting in a loss of support for the distribution main, which caused it to sag and overstressed the defective fusion joint. The NTSB also made safety recommendations, including recommendations to the company that addressed its procedures for the preparation and examination of plastic fusions, training of its staff on conditions for notifications to the City’s Fire Department and extension of its gas main isolation valve installation program. In February 2017, the NYSPSC approved a settlement agreement with the company related to the NYSPSC's investigations of the incident and the practices of qualifying persons to perform plastic fusions. Pursuant to the agreement, the company is providing $27 million of future benefits to customers (for which it has accrued a regulatory liability) and will not recover from customers $126 million of costs for gas emergency response activities that it had previously incurred and expensed. Approximately eighty suits are pending against the company seeking generally unspecified damages and, in some cases, punitive damages, for wrongful death, personal injury, property damage and business interruption. The company has notified its insurers of the incident and believes that the policies in force at the time of the incident will cover the company’s costs, in excess of a required retention (the amount of which is not material), to satisfy any liability it may have for damages in connection with the incident. The company is unable to estimate the amount or range of its possible loss for damages related to the incident. At March 31, 2018 , the company had not accrued a liability for damages related to the incident.
Other Contingencies
See "Other Regulatory Matters" in Note B and “Uncertain Tax Positions” in Note I.
Guarantees
Con Edison and its subsidiaries enter into various agreements providing financial or performance assurance primarily to third parties on behalf of their subsidiaries. Maximum amounts guaranteed by Con Edison totaled $2,128 million and $2,073 million at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 , respectively.
A summary, by type and term, of Con Edison’s total guarantees at March 31, 2018 is as follows:
 
Guarantee Type
0 – 3 years
4 – 10 years

> 10 years

Total
 
(Millions of Dollars)
Con Edison Transmission
$742
$404

$—

$1,146
Energy transactions
426
25
212
663
Renewable electric production projects
172

24
196
Other
123


123
Total
$1,463
$429
$236
$2,128


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Con Edison Transmission — Con Edison has guaranteed payment by CET Electric of the contributions CET Electric agreed to make to New York Transco LLC (NY Transco). CET Electric acquired a 45.7 percent  interest in NY Transco when it was formed in 2014. In May 2016, the transmission owners transferred certain projects to NY Transco, for which CET Electric made its required contributions. NY Transco has proposed other transmission projects in the New York Independent System Operator's competitive bidding process. These other projects are subject to certain authorizations from the NYSPSC, the FERC and, as applicable, other federal, state and local agencies. Guarantee amount shown is for the maximum possible required amount of CET Electric’s contributions for these other projects as calculated based on the assumptions that the projects are completed at 175 percent of their estimated costs and NY Transco does not use any debt financing for the projects. Guarantee term shown is assumed as the selection of the projects and resulting timing of the contributions is not certain. Also included within the table above is a guarantee for $124 million from Con Edison on behalf of CET Gas in relation to a proposed gas transmission project in West Virginia and Virginia.
Energy Transactions — Con Edison guarantees payments on behalf of the Clean Energy Businesses in order to facilitate physical and financial transactions in electricity, gas, pipeline capacity, transportation, oil, renewable energy credits and energy services. To the extent that liabilities exist under the contracts subject to these guarantees, such liabilities are included in Con Edison’s consolidated balance sheet.
Renewable Electric Production Projects — Con Edison, Con Edison Development, and Con Edison Solutions guarantee payments on behalf of their wholly-owned subsidiaries associated with their investment in, or development for others of, solar and wind energy facilities.
Other — Other guarantees include $70 million in guarantees provided by Con Edison to Travelers Insurance Company for indemnity agreements for surety bonds in connection with operation of solar energy facilities and energy service projects of Con Edison Development and Con Edison Solutions, respectively. Other guarantees also include Con Edison's guarantee (subject to a $53 million maximum amount) of certain obligations of Con Edison Solutions under the agreement pursuant to which it sold its retail electric supply business.

Note I – Income Tax
Con Edison’s income tax expense decreased to $117 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 from $227 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 . CECONY’s income tax expense decreased to $119 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 from $218 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 . The decrease in income tax expense for both Companies is due primarily to lower income before income tax expense and the lower corporate federal income tax rate of 21 percent in 2018 resulting from the enactment of the TCJA.

Reconciliation of the difference between income tax expense and the amount computed by applying the prevailing statutory income tax rate to income before income taxes is as follows:

 
Con Edison
CECONY
(% of Pre-tax income)
2018

2017

2018

2017

STATUTORY TAX RATE
 
 
 
 
Federal
21
 %
35
 %
21
 %
35
 %
Changes in computed taxes resulting from:
 
 
 
 
State income tax
4

4

5

4

Cost of removal
1

1

1

1

Other plant-related items


(1
)
(1
)
Change in deferred taxes

(1
)


Renewable energy credits
(1
)
(1
)


Amortization of excess deferred federal income taxes
(3
)

(3
)

Other
(1
)
(1
)


Effective tax rate
21
 %
37
 %
23
 %
39
 %

CECONY, O&R and RECO deferred as regulatory liabilities their estimated net benefits under the TCJA for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The net benefits include the revenue requirement impact of the reduction in the corporate federal income tax rate to 21 percent, the elimination for utilities of bonus depreciation and the amortization of excess deferred federal income taxes the utilities collected from their customers that will not need to be paid to the Internal Revenue Service under the TCJA. See “Other Regulatory Matters” in Note B.



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At December 31, 2017, the Companies recorded provisional income tax amounts in its accounting for certain effects of the provisions of the TCJA as allowed under SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin 118 (SAB 118). In addition, SAB 118 allowed for a measurement period for companies to finalize the provisional amounts recorded as of December 31, 2017, not to exceed one year. As of March 31, 2018, the Companies have not yet finalized their assessment of the provisional amounts, and there were no adjustments recorded in the first quarter of 2018. The Companies expect to complete their assessment and record any final adjustments to the provisional amounts by the fourth quarter of 2018.

Uncertain Tax Positions
In March 2018, Con Edison received approval of its tax refunds by the Joint Committee on Taxation for tax years 2012 through 2015. The approval effectively settled approximately $3 million in uncertain federal tax positions. Federal tax returns for 2016 remain under examination.

At March 31, 2018 , the estimated liability for uncertain tax positions for Con Edison was $10 million ( $3 million for CECONY). Con Edison reasonably expects to resolve within the next twelve months approximately $5 million ( $4 million , net of federal taxes) of various federal and state uncertainties due to the expected completion of ongoing tax examinations and expiration of statute of limitations, of which the entire amount, if recognized, would reduce Con Edison's effective tax rate. The amount related to CECONY is approximately $2 million , which, if recognized, would reduce CECONY’s effective tax rate. The total amount of unrecognized tax benefits, if recognized, that would reduce Con Edison’s effective tax rate is $10 million ( $9 million , net of federal taxes).
The Companies recognize interest on liabilities for uncertain tax positions in interest expense and would recognize penalties, if any, in operating expenses in the Companies’ consolidated income statements. In the three months ended March 31, 2018 , the Companies recognized an immaterial amount of interest expense and no penalties for uncertain tax positions in their consolidated income statements. At March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 , the Companies recognized an immaterial amount of accrued interest on their consolidated balance sheets.

Note J – Financial Information by Business Segment
Con Edison’s principal business segments are CECONY’s regulated utility activities, O&R’s regulated utility activities, the Clean Energy Businesses and Con Edison Transmission. CECONY’s principal business segments are its regulated electric, gas and steam utility activities. The financial data for the business segments for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:
 
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Operating
revenues
Inter-segment
revenues
Depreciation and
amortization
Operating
income/(loss)
(Millions of Dollars)
2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

CECONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electric
$1,729
$1,793
$4
$5
$240
$229
$254
$320
Gas
841
765
1
1
49
44
321
298
Steam
314
298
19
18
21
21
130
123
Consolidation adjustments


(24)
(24)




Total CECONY
$2,884
$2,856

$—


$—

$310
$294
$705
$741
O&R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electric
$149
$141

$—


$—

$14
$12
$8
$18
Gas
97
97


5
5
36
40
Total O&R
$246
$238

$—


$—

$19
$17
$44
$58
Clean Energy Businesses
$233
$136

$—


$—

$19
$17
$9
$15
Con Edison Transmission
1





(1)
(3)
Other (a)

(2)



1
(2)
1
Total Con Edison
$3,364
$3,228

$—


$—

$348
$329
$755
$812
(a) Parent company and consolidation adjustments. Other does not represent a business segment.






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Note K – Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
Con Edison’s subsidiaries hedge market price fluctuations associated with physical purchases and sales of electricity, natural gas, steam and, to a lesser extent, refined fuels by using derivative instruments including futures, forwards, basis swaps, options, transmission congestion contracts and financial transmission rights contracts. Derivatives are recognized on the consolidated balance sheet at fair value (see Note L), unless an exception is available under the accounting rules for derivatives and hedging. Qualifying derivative contracts that have been designated as normal purchases or normal sales contracts are not reported at fair value under the accounting rules.
 
The fair values of the Companies’ commodity derivatives including the offsetting of assets and liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 were:
 
(Millions of Dollars)
2018
 
2017
 
Balance Sheet Location
Gross Amounts of
Recognized
Assets/(Liabilities)
Gross
Amounts
Offset
Net Amounts
of Assets/
(Liabilities) (a)
 
Gross Amounts of
Recognized
Assets/(Liabilities)
Gross
Amounts
Offset
Net Amounts
of Assets/
(Liabilities) (a)
 
Con Edison
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fair value of derivative assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current
$46
$(36)
$10
(b)
$83
$(51)
$32
(b)
Noncurrent
9
(5)
4
 
10
(4)
6
 
Total fair value of derivative assets
$55
$(41)
$14
 
$93
$(55)
$38
 
Fair value of derivative liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current
$(109)
$35
$(74)
 
$(67)
$50
$(17)
 
Noncurrent
(94)
9
(85)
 
(43)
5
(38)
 
Total fair value of derivative liabilities
$(203)
$44
$(159)
 
$(110)
$55
$(55)
 
Net fair value derivative assets/(liabilities)
$(148)
$3
$(145)
(b)
$(17)

$—

$(17)
(b)
CECONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fair value of derivative assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current
$28
$(24)
$4
(b)
$39
$(15)
$24
(b)
Noncurrent
5
(3)
2
 
9
(4)
5
 
Total fair value of derivative assets
$33
$(27)
$6
 
$48
$(19)
$29
 
Fair value of derivative liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current
$(89)
$23
$(66)
 
$(26)
$14
$(12)
 
Noncurrent
(83)
7
(76)
 
(36)
4
(32)
 
Total fair value of derivative liabilities
$(172)
$30
$(142)
 
$(62)
$18
$(44)
 
Net fair value derivative assets/(liabilities)
$(139)
$3
$(136)
(b)
$(14)
$(1)
$(15)
(b)
(a)
Derivative instruments and collateral were offset on the consolidated balance sheet as applicable under the accounting rules. The Companies enter into master agreements for their commodity derivatives. These agreements typically provide offset in the event of contract termination. In such case, generally the non-defaulting party’s payable will be offset by the defaulting party’s payable. The non-defaulting party will customarily notify the defaulting party within a specific time period and come to an agreement on the early termination amount.
(b)
At March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 , margin deposits for Con Edison ( $6 million and $12 million , respectively) and CECONY ( $6 million and $11 million , respectively) were classified as derivative assets on the consolidated balance sheet, but not included in the table. Margin is collateral, typically cash, that the holder of a derivative instrument is required to deposit in order to transact on an exchange and to cover its potential losses with its broker or the exchange.


The Utilities generally recover their prudently incurred fuel, purchased power and gas costs, including hedging gains and losses, in accordance with rate provisions approved by the applicable state utility regulators. In accordance with the accounting rules for regulated operations, the Utilities record a regulatory asset or liability to defer recognition of unrealized gains and losses on their electric and gas derivatives. As gains and losses are realized in future periods, they will be recognized as purchased power, gas and fuel costs in the Companies’ consolidated income statements. The Clean Energy Businesses record realized and unrealized gains and losses on their derivative contracts in purchased power, gas purchased for resale and non-utility revenue in the reporting period in which they occur. Management believes that these derivative instruments represent economic hedges that mitigate exposure to fluctuations in commodity prices.
 


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The following table presents the realized and unrealized gains or losses on commodity derivatives that have been deferred or recognized in earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 :
 
 
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
          Con Edison
 
          CECONY
(Millions of Dollars)
Balance Sheet Location
2018

 
2017

 
2018

2017

Pre-tax gains/(losses) deferred in accordance with accounting rules for regulated operations:
 
 
 
Current
Deferred derivative gains
$(22)
 

$—

 
$(22)
$(2)
Noncurrent
Deferred derivative gains
(2)
 
(3)
 
(1)
(3)
Total deferred gains/(losses)
 
$(24)
 
$(3)
 
$(23)
$(5)
Current
Deferred derivative losses
$(48)
 

$—

 
$(44)
$1
Current
Recoverable energy costs
25
 
(45)
 
25
(40)
Noncurrent
Deferred derivative losses
(51)
 
(20)
 
(49)
(20)
Total deferred gains/(losses)
 
$(74)
 
$(65)
 
$(68)
$(59)
Net deferred gains/(losses)
 
$(98)
 
$(68)
 
$(91)
$(64)
 
Income Statement Location
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-tax gains/(losses) recognized in income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchased power expense

$—

 

$—

 

$—


$—

 
Gas purchased for resale

 
(63)
 


 
Non-utility revenue
4
(a)
14
(b)


Total pre-tax gains/(losses) recognized in income
$4
 
$(49)
 

$—


$—

(a)
For the three months ended March 31, 2018 , Con Edison recorded an immaterial unrealized pre-tax gain in non-utility operating revenue.
(b)
For the three months ended March 31, 2017 , Con Edison recorded unrealized pre-tax losses in non-utility operating revenue ( $3 million ).

The following table presents the hedged volume of Con Edison’s and CECONY’s derivative transactions at March 31, 2018 :
 
 
Electric Energy
(MWh) (a)(b)
Capacity (MW) (a)
Natural Gas
(Dt) (a)(b)
Refined Fuels
(gallons)
Con Edison
29,852,714

8,835

172,819,498

2,688,000

CECONY
27,760,400

3,600

157,080,000

2,688,000

(a)
Volumes are reported net of long and short positions, except natural gas collars where the volumes of long positions are reported.
(b)
Excludes electric congestion and gas basis swap contracts, which are associated with electric and gas contracts and hedged volumes.

The Companies are exposed to credit risk related to transactions entered into primarily for the various energy supply and hedging activities by the Utilities and the Clean Energy Businesses. Credit risk relates to the loss that may result from a counterparty’s nonperformance. The Companies use credit policies to manage this risk, including an established credit approval process, monitoring of counterparty limits, netting provisions within agreements, collateral or prepayment arrangements, credit insurance and credit default swaps. The Companies measure credit risk exposure as the replacement cost for open energy commodity and derivative positions plus amounts owed from counterparties for settled transactions. The replacement cost of open positions represents unrealized gains, net of any unrealized losses where the Companies have a legally enforceable right to offset.
At March 31, 2018 , Con Edison and CECONY had $68 million and $8 million of credit exposure in connection with energy supply and hedging activities, net of collateral, respectively. Con Edison’s net credit exposure consisted of $19 million with commodity exchange brokers, $18 million with investment-grade counterparties, $16 million with non-investment grade/non-rated counterparties and $15 million with independent system operators. CECONY’s net credit exposure consisted of $7 million with commodity exchange brokers and $1 million with investment-grade counterparties.
The collateral requirements associated with, and settlement of, derivative transactions are included in net cash flows from operating activities in the Companies’ consolidated statement of cash flows. Most derivative instrument contracts contain provisions that may require a party to provide collateral on its derivative instruments that are in a net liability position. The amount of collateral to be provided will depend on the fair value of the derivative instruments and the party’s credit ratings.
 


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The following table presents the aggregate fair value of the Companies’ derivative instruments with credit-risk-related contingent features that are in a net liability position, the collateral posted for such positions and the additional collateral that would have been required to be posted had the lowest applicable credit rating been reduced one level and to below investment grade at March 31, 2018 :
 
(Millions of Dollars)
Con Edison (a)
 
CECONY (a)
 
Aggregate fair value – net liabilities
$153
 
$140
 
Collateral posted
101
 
96
 
Additional collateral (b) (downgrade one level from current ratings)
15
 
11
 
Additional collateral (b) (downgrade to below investment grade from current ratings)
85
(c)
67
(c)
(a)
Non-derivative transactions for the purchase and sale of electricity and gas and qualifying derivative instruments, which have been designated as normal purchases or normal sales, are excluded from the table. These transactions primarily include purchases of electricity from independent system operators. In the event the Utilities and the Clean Energy Businesses were no longer extended unsecured credit for such purchases, the Companies would be required to post additional collateral of $6 million at March 31, 2018 . For certain other such non-derivative transactions, the Companies could be required to post collateral under certain circumstances, including in the event counterparties had reasonable grounds for insecurity.
(b)
The Companies measure the collateral requirements by taking into consideration the fair value amounts of derivative instruments that contain credit-risk-related contingent features that are in a net liability position plus amounts owed to counterparties for settled transactions and amounts required by counterparties for minimum financial security. The fair value amounts represent unrealized losses, net of any unrealized gains where the Companies have a legally enforceable right to offset.
(c)
Derivative instruments that are net assets have been excluded from the table. At March 31, 2018 , if Con Edison had been downgraded to below investment grade, it would have been required to post additional collateral for such derivative instruments of $13 million .
Interest Rate Swap
In December 2016, the Clean Energy Businesses acquired Coram Wind which holds an interest rate swap that terminates in June 2024, pursuant to which it pays a fixed-rate of 2.0855 percent and receives a LIBOR-based variable rate. The fair value of this interest rate swap was an asset of $1 million as of March 31, 2018 and an immaterial amount as of December 31, 2017 on Con Edison’s consolidated balance sheet.

Note L – Fair Value Measurements
The accounting rules for fair value measurements and disclosures define fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date in a principal or most advantageous market. Fair value is a market-based measurement that is determined based on inputs, which refer broadly to assumptions that market participants use in pricing assets or liabilities. These inputs can be readily observable, market corroborated, or generally unobservable firm inputs. The Companies often make certain assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability, including assumptions about risk, and the risks inherent in the inputs to valuation techniques. The Companies use valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs.
The accounting rules for fair value measurements and disclosures established a fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value in three broad levels. The rules require that assets and liabilities be classified in their entirety based on the level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. Assessing the significance of a particular input may require judgment considering factors specific to the asset or liability, and may affect the valuation of the asset or liability and their placement within the fair value hierarchy. The Companies classify fair value balances based on the fair value hierarchy defined by the accounting rules for fair value measurements and disclosures as follows:
Level 1 – Consists of assets or liabilities whose value is based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets at the measurement date. An active market is one in which transactions for assets or liabilities occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis. This category includes contracts traded on active exchange markets valued using unadjusted prices quoted directly from the exchange.
Level 2 – Consists of assets or liabilities valued using industry standard models and based on prices, other than quoted prices within Level 1, that are either directly or indirectly observable as of the measurement date. The industry standard models consider observable assumptions including time value, volatility factors and current market and contractual prices for the underlying commodities, in addition to other economic measures. This category includes contracts traded on active exchanges or in over-the-counter markets priced with industry standard models.


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Level 3 – Consists of assets or liabilities whose fair value is estimated based on internally developed models or methodologies using inputs that are generally less readily observable and supported by little, if any, market activity at the measurement date. Unobservable inputs are developed based on the best available information and subject to cost benefit constraints. This category includes contracts priced using models that are internally developed and contracts placed in illiquid markets. It also includes contracts that expire after the period of time for which quoted prices are available and internal models are used to determine a significant portion of the value.
 
Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 are summarized below.
 
  
2018
2017
(Millions of Dollars)
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Netting
Adjustment (e)
Total
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Netting
Adjustment (e)
Total
Con Edison
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity (a)(b)(c)
$2
$17
$8
$(8)
$19
$5
$77
$7
$(39)
$50
Interest rate swap (a)(b)(c)

1


1





Other (a)(b)(d)
292
115


407
283
120


403
Total assets
$294
$133
$8
$(8)
$427
$288
$197
$7
$(39)
$453
Derivative liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity (a)(b)(c)
$5
$165
$5
$(16)
$159
$8
$93
$6
$(52)
$55
Total liabilities
$5
$165
$5
$(16)
$159
$8
$93
$6
$(52)
$55
CECONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity (a)(b)(c)
$2
$7
$2
$1
$12
$3
$40
$4
$(7)
$40
Other (a)(b)(d)
270
109


379
260
114


374
Total assets
$272
$116
$2
$1
$391
$263
$154
$4
$(7)
$414
Derivative liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity (a)(b)(c)
$4
$146

$—

$(8)
$142
$5
$57 </