Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Con Ed Reduces Voltage In Brooklyn Up to 8 Percent Wednesday Morning

Wondering why your air conditioner is spewing out tepid air?

At 1:20 a.m. this morning (Wednesday), Con Edison announced that because of problems on electrical cables supplying power to eight Brooklyn neighborhoods, the company reduced voltage by 8 percent to the neighborhoods of Vinegar Hill, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill.

The affected area includes approximately 51,500 metered customers.

Earlier, at 10 p.m. last night, Con Ed reduced voltage to other Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods by 5 to 8 percent.

Those Brooklyn neighborhoods are: Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Gowanus, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Kensington and Dyker Heights, including approximately 204,500 metered customers. See Con Ed for more information about areas affected.

More than 1,000 customers in Brooklyn have no power at all. Con Edison has asked customers to turn off electrical appliances to help reduce electricity usage until equipment problems can be resolved.

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