Con Edison Media Relations
August 9, 2012
CON EDISON REDUCES VOLTAGE
IN MANHATTAN NEIGHBORHOODS
NEW YORK – Con Edison has reduced voltage by 5 percent to several neighborhoods in Manhattan due to problems on electrical equipment.
The voltage-reduction areas include these neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Noho and Soho.
The voltage reduction was done as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service as company crews work to repair the problems.
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. Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available.
The equipment problems 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.