Con Edison Media Relations
June 20, 2012
CON EDISON REDUCES VOLTAGE IN SOME NEIGHBORHOODS
NEW YORK – Con Edison has reduced voltage in some neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn due to problems on electrical equipment and asked customers to curtail their use of non-essential appliances in the following areas:
- Broad Channel, South Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Kew Gardens.
- East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, City Line and Starrett City.
- Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Midwood, Flatbush, and East Flatbush.
- Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and Park Slope.
- Glen Oaks, Floral Park, Bellerose, Queens Village, Bellaire, Holliswood, Hollis, St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, Jamaica, South Jamaica, Jamaica Hills, Glendale, Forest Hills, Forest Hills Gardens, and Middle Village.
The voltage reductions were done as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service as company crews work to repair the problem. Con Edison has asked customers in these areas 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.
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.
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.