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Con Edison Asks Customers in Area of Brooklyn to Conserve Energy

Company Reduces Voltage by 8 Percent to Maintain Reliability

Con Edison is asking some of its customers on the west side of Brooklyn to conserve energy while company crews repair equipment. Con Edison has reduced voltage 8 percent in the area to protect equipment and maintain service as crews make repairs.

The area is bounded on the north by Third Street and Fourth Street, by the Narrows and Gravesend Bay on the south, by Fort Hamilton Parkway and Fifth Avenue on the east and by Gowanus Bay and the Narrows on the west.

The area includes 96,600 customers in the Gowanus, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Borough Park, Bay Ridge, Ft. Hamilton, Dyker Heights neighborhoods.

Con Edison has asked customers in these areas not to use energy-intensive appliances such as washers, dryers, and microwaves until crews complete repairs. The company also asks customers to limit unnecessary use of air conditioning. If you have two air conditioners, use only one and set it to the highest comfortable temperature.

The voltage reduction also affects the Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Flatbush and Bensonhurst neighborhoods.

Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at, or with our mobile app for iOS or Android devices, or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When calling, customers should report whether their neighbors also have lost power. Customers who report outages will receive updates with their estimated restoration times as they become available.

Customers can follow Con Edison on Twitter or like us on Facebook for general outage updates, safety tips and storm preparation information.

The equipment problems in these neighborhoods have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system. Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers directly and through the media as the situation warrants. The company is in communication with New York City Emergency Management.