Con Edison Asks Customers in Area of Brooklyn to Conserve Energy
Company Reduces Voltage by 8 Percent to Maintain Reliability
Con Edison is asking customers in certain neighborhoods in Brooklyn to conserve energy while crews repair equipment. Con Edison has reduced voltage by 8 percent in the area to protect equipment and maintain service as crews make repairs.
The area is bounded by Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery on the north; the Belt Parkway and Long Island Railroad on the south; by 20th Avenue and Marlborough Road on the east; and by Fort Hamilton Parkway on the west.
The area includes 112,400 customers in these neighborhoods: Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights and Bath Beach.
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.
Voltage reduction also affects the Gowanus, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Ft. Hamilton, and Dyker Heights neighborhoods.
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.