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Con Edison Asks Customers in Areas of Eastern Brooklyn To Conserve Energy

Company Reduces Voltage by 8 Percent to Maintain Reliability

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

The area is bounded by the Brooklyn-Queens borough line and Newtown Creek on the north, Fulton Street on the south, the Brooklyn-Queens borough Line on the east, and Graham Avenue and Throop Avenue on the west. The area includes 103,300 customers in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford Stuyvesant and Bushwick.

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 Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Ocean Hill, Brownsville and East New York 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. The company is in communication with New York City Emergency Management.