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Con Edison Asks Customers In Eastern Staten Island To Conserve Energy

Company Reduces Voltage by 8 Percent to Maintain Reliability

Con Edison is asking some of its customers on the east side of Staten Island 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 as repairs are made.

The affected area includes 62,800 customers and is bounded by the Kill Van Kull on the north, The Narrows on the east, Raritan Bay on the south, and Bard Avenue and Manor Road on the west.

The conservation request covers these neighborhoods: New Brighton, St. George, Tompkinsville, Brighton Heights, Ward Hill, Stapleton, Grymes Hill, Clifton, Silver Lake, Rosebank, Ft. Wadsworth, and Grasmere. Also, Concord, Arrochar, South Beach, Ocean Breeze, Midland Beach, Grant City, New Dorp and Dongan Hills.

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.