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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: August 3, 2007
6:30 p.m.

CON EDISON URGES CUSTOMERS IN SOME BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOODS
TO REDUCE THEIR USE OF ELECTRICITY

NEW YORK - Con Edison is urging all customers in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush and Ocean Hill-Brownsville to discontinue their use of non-essential electrical appliances and devices until problems on electrical equipment can be resolved. The utility is experiencing difficulties in this area and customer cooperation will help ensure uninterrupted electric service.

There are no outages associated with this situation, however Con Edison has implemented voltage reduction in this area as a precaution. The affected area is bounded by Fulton Street, New York Avenue, Clarendon Road and Alabama Avenue.

Company crews are working now to repair the problem.  Con Edison has asked customers in this area not to use appliances such as washers, dryers, air conditioners and other energy-intensive equipment and to turn off lights and televisions when not needed until the equipment problems are resolved.

The equipment problems in this area have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system.  Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers both directly and through the media as the situation warrants.  The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management.

 

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