Con Edison Media Relations
July 18, 2012
CREWS RESPONDING TO STORM AND HEAT OUTAGES
Company Implements Voltage Reduction in Some Neighborhoods
Still OK to Use Air Conditioning and Other Appliances
NEW YORK – Con Edison is responding to outages caused by today's heat and passing storms. Con Edison has also reduced voltage by 5 percent to some neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan as crews repair electrical equipment.
The voltage-reduction areas in Brooklyn include these neighborhoods: Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Gravesend, Bensonhurst, and Bath Beach.
The voltage-reduction areas in Manhattan include these neighborhoods: Sutton Place and Midtown East.
Con Edison is reminding customers to use energy wisely as the hot weather continues. 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.