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Con Edison Asks Customers in Areas of Queens and Staten Island to Conserve Energy

Company Reduces Voltage by 5 Percent to Maintain Reliability

Con Edison is asking customers in an area of central Queens and in three pockets of Staten Island to conserve energy while crews repair equipment. Con Edison has reduced voltage by 5 percent to the areas while repairs are made.

In Queens, the conservation appeal covers an area bounded by the Long Island Expressway and the Long Island Railroad on the north, the Cross Island Parkway on the east, Grand Central Parkway on the south, and Queens Boulevard on the west.

It includes the neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst, Fresh Meadows, Jamaica Estates, Oakland Gardens, Hollis Hills, Kew Gardens, Pomonok and Hillcrest. The area has about 84,400 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.

The voltage reduction also affects a second area in Queens. That area is bounded by the East River on the north, 45th Avenue and the Long Island Railroad on the south, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on the west and the Grand Central Parkway on the east.

In Staten Island, the appeal and voltage reduction cover three areas.

The largest area is on the northern part of the island and bounded by the Kill Van Kull on the north, Bard Avenue, Victory Boulevard and Richmond Avenue on the east, Arthur Kill Road on the south, and the Arthur Kill waterway on the west.

A second area is in the southeastern part of Staten Island and bounded by Dewey Avenue on the north, Graves Avenue on the east, Raritan Bay on the south, and Richmond Avenue on the west.

A third area is in southern Staten Island and bounded by Veterans Road West on the north, Surf Avenue on the south, Page Avenue on the east and Sprague Road on the west.

The conservation request covers these Staten Island neighborhoods: West Brighton, Livingston, Port Richmond, Castleton Corners, Sunnyside, Mariners Harbor, Arlington, Bloomfield, Chelsea, Travis, Great Kills and Richmond Valley. The areas include 39,400 customers.

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 constant communication with New York City Emergency Management.