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Con Edison Asks Customers In Part Of Northern Manhattan To Conserve Energy

Company Reduces Voltage by Five Percent to Maintain Reliability

Con Edison is asking some of its customers in northern Manhattan to conserve energy while company crews repair equipment. Con Edison has reduced voltage by five percent in the area to protect equipment and maintain service as crews make repairs.

The area is bounded by East 111th Street on the north, East 77th Street on the south, the East River on the east, and Fifth Avenue on the west. The area includes 78,200 customers in the Upper East Side, Yorkville, East Harlem and Carnegie Hill 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, 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.

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