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Con Edison Asks Customers In Southwest Bronx To Conserve Energy

 Company Reduces Voltage by 8 Percent in the Area

Con Edison is asking customers in four neighborhoods in the southwest area of the Bronx to conserve energy while crews repair equipment. Con Edison has reduced voltage in the area by 8 percent to protect equipment and maintain service as crews make repairs.

The area is roughly bounded by 174th Street on the north, 144th Street on the south, the Bronx River on the east and Park Avenue on the west.  

The area includes the Mott Haven, Melrose, Port Morris and Morrisania neighborhoods. It includes 63,700 customers.

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 the area have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system. The company is in communication with New York City Emergency Management.