Con Edison Storm Upgrades Avert 1,000 Power Outages During Jonas

More than 1,000 power outages were averted during the Blizzard of 2016 because of $1 billion in upgrades to Con Edison’s infrastructure over the past three years.

Approximately 4,500 storm-related power outages occurred between Friday night and Monday morning throughout Con Edison’s service area. All those customers were restored by Monday afternoon.

Con Edison’s metrics directly point to more than 1,000 customers in Brooklyn and Queens who would have experienced outages if not for new equipment installed along overhead wiring that is designed to make the system more resilient by reducing or preventing outages. This equipment includes “smart switches,” which minimize the number of customers impacted by falling power lines. (Click here to see B-roll video of company crews installing a smart switch.)

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