Con Edison Media Relations
CON EDISON RESTORES POWER, ASKS CUSTOMERS TO KEEP CONSERVING
NEW YORK —Con Edison has restored electrical service to approximately 42,800 customers affected by the intense heat wave this week and is asking customers to continue to conserve.
The company credits its customers for responding to requests for conservation since the heat wave began, thereby reducing the strain on the electrical system and avoiding more outages.
The company has hundreds of extra crews and support personnel available 24/7 to respond to any service problems that may arise. The company was working to restore service to about 1,800 customers who were without power as of 9 a.m. today.
Con Edison is distributing dry ice in Sunset Park, Brooklyn to customers affected by power interruptions. Bags of dry ice are being distributed at 60th Street and 6th Avenue. A Con Edison customer outreach van is at this location. Near that location, company crews are working to restore electrical power to residents from 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue between 59th and 61st Streets.
Con Edison urges customers to report power interruptions or service problems, as well as view service restoration information, online at www.conEd.com, or on their cell phones and PDAs. Customers can also call 1-800-75-CONED.
If you experience a power outage:
Here are some steps the company is recommending to stay cool this summer:
Energy-savings tips are also available on Facebook at Power of Green, on Twitter @ConEdLiz and @ConEdSara and by downloading the company’s Power of Green iPhone app.