Con Edison Asks Customers In Northern And Southeast Brooklyn To Conserve Energy
Company Reduces Voltage by 8 Percent to Maintain Reliability
Con Edison is asking customers in certain neighborhoods in northern and southeast Brooklyn to conserve energy while company crews repair equipment. Con Edison has reduced voltage in the areas by 8 percent to protect equipment and maintain service as crews make repairs.
The northern Brooklyn area is bounded by Newtown Creek on the north, Pacific Street and Fulton Street on the south, Throop Avenue and Graham Avenue on the east and the East River on the west.
The northern area includes 111,350 customers in the Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford Stuyvesant, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods. The voltage reduction also affects Park Slope, Greenwood Heights and Windsor Terrace.
The southeast Brooklyn area is bounded on the north by Fulton Street, Pacific Street and Clarendon Road, on the south by Shore Parkway, on the east by Louisiana Ave. and New York Avenue, and on the west by Flatbush Ave. East 15 & 16th streets and Marlborough Road.
The southeast Brooklyn area includes 100,000 customers in these neighborhoods: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, Prospect Park South, Ditmas Park, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Canarsie, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, and Georgetown. The voltage reduction also affects the Gravesend, Coney Island, Seagate, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Sheepshead Bay 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.
Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at www.conEd.com/reportoutage, 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.
The equipment problems in these neighborhoods have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system.
The company is in communication with New York City Emergency Management.