Con Edison Media Relations
November 4, 2012
CON EDISON ASKS CUSTOMERS IN MID AND LOWER MANHATTAN
TO CONSERVE ELECTRICITY
NEW YORK – Con Edison is urging customers in the areas of Mid- and Lower Manhattan that were affected by outages during Hurricane Sandy to conserve energy as best as possible while crews work to reinforce the company's underground systems.
The company says customers can help by refraining from using non-essential appliances, such as washers and dryers. The company is also in contact with building owners to limit their use of certain elevator banks or other equipment.
The utility is reinforcing its underground system and customer cooperation will help ensure uninterrupted electric service. The affected is area is south of 39th Street on the east side of Manhattan and south of 31st Street on the west side.
Some buildings in the affected area are unable to receive Con Edison electrical service yet because their own equipment was damaged by the storm and needs repair.
Customers can report outages and check service restoration status by computer or mobile device at www.conEd.com. They can also call 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.