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Telephone: (212) 460-4111

For Immediate Release: July 6, 1999

CON EDISON HITS A NEW PEAK IN ENERGY USAGE

Con Edison hit a new peak in energy demand as of 12:00 noon today. The utility is providing 11,700 MW in electrical power to its customers. During this record-breaking heat wave, Con Edison is reporting scattered outages throughout its service area. Crews are on scene working to restore power where necessary.

Con Edison is asking all customers to conserve energy by not using non-essential electrical appliances such as washers, dryers, air conditioners and other energy-intensive equipment. In addition, the utility is urging customers to help maintain service by turning off lights, televisions and computers when not in use.

During this time, Con Edison is in full communication with New York City's Office of Emergency Management.

 


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