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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: June 29, 2010
8:00 a.m.

CON EDISON CONTINUES CONSERVATION CALL FOR VARIOUS BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOODS

NEW YORK — Con Edison continues to urge customers in the neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, to refrain from using non-essential electrical appliances and equipment until problems on local electrical cables are resolved. 

The request is intended to take pressure off the electrical system in these neighborhoods while crews repair equipment.

The areas for the conservation appeal includes approximately 123,000 customers, and is bounded by Newtown Creek on the north, Graham and Throop avenues on the east, Fulton and Pacific streets on the south, and the East River on the west; also Fifth Avenue to Prospect Park West and from Pacific to 23rd Street.  Approximately 1,100 customers in the area are without power.

Con Edison is asking customers in these neighborhoods 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 cable equipment problems are resolved.

To assist customers, Con Edison has an outreach van at Metropolitan Avenue and Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg.

The cable equipment problems in the above-mentioned 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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