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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: June 9, 2008
4:40 p.m.

CON EDISON ASKS CUSTOMERS TO CONSERVE IN YORKVILLE AREA

NEW YORK – Because of problems on electrical cables that supply power to the Yorkville area in Manhattan, Con Edison has implemented an eight percent voltage reduction in that area.

The Yorkville area includes approximately 79,000 customers, and is bounded by 77th Street to 111th Street, and to the East River to Fifth Avenue.

Company crews are working now to repair the problem. Con Edison has asked customers in the affected area to turn off all non-essential electrical appliances to help reduce electricity usage until equipment problems can be resolved.

The company urges customers to report power interruptions or service problems online at www.coned.com, or by calling Con Edison’s toll-free customer service number 1-800-75-CON ED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.

The electrical cable problems in Yorkville 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 and the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services.

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