Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Con Ed Asks 9 Brooklyn Neighborhoods to Turn Off AC, Lights; Reduces Voltage 8 Percent

Con Edison is asking customers in nine Brooklyn neighborhoods to conserve energy until crews make equipment repairs. The neighborhoods affected are Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Heights, Canarsie, Flatlands, Mill Basin, Old Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Georgetown.

Con Edison has reduced voltage by 8 percent in these areas to protect equipment until company crews complete repairs. They asks customers in these neighborhoods not to use appliances such as washers, dryers, air conditioners and other energy-intensive equipment and to turn off lights and televisions when not needed until the equipment problems are resolved.

In addition, Con Edison has reduced voltage in these neighborhoods: Coney Island, Seagate, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay. But the company has not asked customers in these areas to conserve.

Customers can report outages and check service restoration status by at or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).

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