NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: July 28, 2006
CON EDISON URGES CUSTOMERS TO CONSERVE ENERGY AS HEAT WAVE APPROACHES
NEW YORK – As an extended heat wave and thunderstorms are forecast over the next week, Con Edison urges all customers to conserve energy.
The company continues to ask residents in northwest Queens to limit their energy usage as much as possible while crews reinforce the system that experienced power outages last week.
To assist our customers in northwest Queens, Con Edison also is expediting the processing of claim forms for spoilage. Claim forms are available from our customer outreach representatives at the Commerce Bank, 31-04 Ditmars Blvd., the Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St., and the Long Island City YMCA at 32-23 Queens Boulevard, or by calling our claims department at 1-800-752-6633. Printable claims forms are also available our Web site at www.Coned.com/csol.
In addition, crews will begin to transfer some customers in the affected areas from generators back to the Con Edison system. During this time, customers may experience a temporary disruption in service lasting approximately 20 minutes.
To conserve energy, the company recommends that customers take the following steps:
Electric supplies are sufficient to meet the projected demand for electricity this week, and company crews are ready to respond to any power outage that may occur. If any customers do experience an outage, they should:
For more energy savings tips and general information, customers can visit the Con Edison website at www.coned.com or contact the company at 1-800-75-CONED. To learn more about Con Edison’s free programmable thermostat, call 1-866-521-8600 or visit www.coned.com/cool.
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