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Con Edison Media Relations
July 16, 2012
2:00 p.m.


CON EDISON REDUCES VOLTAGE 5 PERCENT IN SOME MANHATTAN NEIGHBORHOODS

OK to Use Air Conditioning and Other Appliances

NEW YORK – Con Edison has reduced voltage 5 percent in some areas of Manhattan where crews are repairing equipment, and the company is reminding customers to use energy wisely as temperatures rise this week.

Con Edison has reduced voltage by 5 percent in Midtown East, East Side and Roosevelt Island. The company is not asking customers in those areas to take any special measures at this time.

Customers can report power interruptions or service problems, view service restoration information and the outage map online at www.conEd.com, as well as on their mobile devices. They also may call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) promptly if they are experiencing any service difficulties. When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power. Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available.

The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services.


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