Con Edison Asks Customers in Part of Brooklyn to Conserve Energy

Company Reduces Voltage by 5 Percent to Maintain Reliability

Con Edison is asking customers in a section of northern Brooklyn to conserve energy and help keep service reliable while crews work on equipment problems.

Con Edison has also reduced voltage by 5 percent in the area as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service while crews make repairs.

The affected area includes 108,200 customers and is bounded by Newtown Creek on the north, the East River on the west, Pacific and Fulton streets on the south and Throop and Graham avenues on the east.

The area includes these neighborhoods: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene.

Con Edison has asked customers in the area not to use energy-intensive appliances such as washers, dryers, microwaves and, if not needed for health or medical reasons, air conditioners.

The voltage reduction was implemented in another area, but Con Edison has not issued a special appeal to customers in that area. That area is bounded by Pacific Street to the north, 5th Avenue to the west, 20th and 23rd streets to the south and Prospect Park to the east.

It includes the Park Slope, Prospect Heights and Windsor Terrace neighborhoods.

Con Edison offers a number of mobile solutions so you can manage your accounts, report and check the status of an outage, learn energy-saving tips, and more. Text REG to OUTAGE (688243) to sign up for text notifications, and follow the prompts. You will need to enter your Con Edison account number to complete the registration process. Once you've registered, you will not need your account number to report or check the status of a power problem.

Or visit us here to stay on top of outages and power problems by signing up for text notifications.

Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at www.conEd.com or by calling 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 can follow Con Edison on Twitter or like us on Facebook for general outage updates, safety tips and storm preparation information.

The company is in constant communication with New York City Emergency Management.