Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: January 1, 2011
CON EDISON REDUCES VOLTAGE ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE IN MANHATTAN
NEW YORK – Because of problems on electrical cables supplying power to the Upper East Side in Manhattan, Con Edison has reduced voltage to the area.
Con Edison reduced voltage to the affected area by 8 percent.
The affected area is bounded by 110th Street on the north, 77th Street on the south, Fifth Avenue on the west, to the East River. It includes approximately 79,290 customers.
Company crews are working now to repair the problems. Con Edison has asked customers in the affected areas to turn off 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.