Con Edison is asking customers in certain neighborhoods in Southeast Brooklyn to conserve energy while company crews work to repair equipment problems. Con Edison has also reduced voltage by 8 percent in those areas as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service as repairs are made.
The affected area serves approximately 132,000 customers and includes Flatbush, Prospect Park Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Heights, Canarsie, Flatlands, Old Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Georgetown.
Con Edison has asked customers in these areas not to use energy-intensive appliances such as washers, dryers, microwaves and, if not needed for health or medical reasons, air conditioners, until the equipment problems are resolved.
The voltage reduction was also implemented in Coney Island, Seagate, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay neighborhoods, but Con Edison is not asking customers in those areas to conserve energy.
Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at www.conEd.com/reportoutage, 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.
The equipment problems in these neighborhoods have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system.
Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers both directly and through the media as the situation warrants. The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management.