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Con Edison Media Relations
Contact: Michael Clendenin
Telephone: (212) 460-4111

For Immediate Release: August 10, 2001

CON EDISON REDUCES VOLTAGE IN PARK SLOPE, CONEY ISLAND, BRIGHTON BEACH, SEA GATE, BENSONHURST, NEW UTRECHT, BOROUGH PARK AND KENSINGTON

Con Edison has implemented a voltage reduction of eight percent in the following neighborhoods: Park Slope, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Sea Gate, Bensonhurst, New Utrecht, Borough Park and Kensington.

Con Edison is urging all its customers there to discontinue their use of non-essential appliances and equipment until problems on electrical feeder cables can be resolved.

Crews are working now to correct the problems.

Con Edison is asking customers in the affected areas not to use appliances such as washers, dryers, air conditioners and other energy-intensive equipment until the feeder cable problems are resolved. Other measures such as turning off lights and televisions when not needed also should be taken.

The feeder problems in these networks have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system. The supply of electricity is adequate, however, customers in other areas are advised to use electricity wisely in order to keep energy costs as low as possible.


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