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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: June 28, 2010
5:45 p.m.

CON EDISON REDUCES VOLTAGE IN BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOODS

NEW YORK — Because of problems on electrical equipment supplying power to several neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Con Edison has reduced voltage by 8 percent to the area. 

The neighborhoods are Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace and Bedford-Stuyvesant. They include approximately 123,000 customers.

One affected area is bounded by Newtown Creek on the north, Graham Avenue and Throop Avenue on the east, Fulton Street and Pacific Street  on the south and the East River on the west. The other affected area is bounded by Fifth Avenue to Prospect Park West and from Pacific Street to 23rd Street.

Company crews are working now to repair the problems. 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 equipment problems in these neighborhoods 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.

Con Edison urges customers to call 1-800-75-CONED promptly if they are experiencing any service difficulties. Customers can also report power interruptions or service problems, as well as view service restoration information online at www.conEd.com, and on their cell phones and PDAs.

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