Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: July 29, 2011
CON EDISON URGES CUSTOMERS WEST OF CENTRAL PARK TO
REDUCE THEIR USE OF ELECTRICITY
NEW YORK – Con Edison is urging all customers west of Central Park between West 71st Street and West 110th Street to discontinue their use of non-essential electrical appliances and equipment until problems on electrical cables and equipment can be resolved. The utility is experiencing difficulties in this area and customer cooperation will help ensure uninterrupted electric service.
The affected area includes approximately 78,100 customers, and is bounded by West 71st Street on the south, West 110th Street on the north, between Central Park West and the Hudson River.
Customers can 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. Customers may also call Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED (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.
Company crews are working now to repair the problem. Con Edison has asked customers in this area 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 equipment problems are resolved.
The equipment problems in the Central Park West neighborhood 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.