Twenty-two people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon. Six members of the FDNY were hurt in the operation.
Con Edison President Craig Ivey says the utility is starting a pilot program to have trucks that scan for stray voltage check for gas leaks as well.
Con Ed said it wants to spend $1 billion to protect critical equipment from storms. The first $400 million installment will mean a rate hike of 3 percent.