Con Edison Media Relations
August 31, 2012
CON EDISON REDUCES VOLTAGE ON MANHATTAN’s UPPER WEST SIDE
OK to Use Air Conditioning and Other Appliances
NEW YORK – Con Edison has reduced voltage by 5 percent on Manhattan’s West Side between 71st and 110th Streets, and Central Park West to the Hudson River while crews make repairs to electrical equipment.
The company is not asking customers in those areas to take any special conservation measures at this time. The voltage reduction is a precaution while repairs are made.
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 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.