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Con Edison Asks Customers in Multiple Queens Neighborhoods to Reduce Energy Usage Despite Heat Wave

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July 21, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Con Edison is asking customers in multiple Queens neighborhoods to reduce their energy usage, despite the current heat wave rocking New York City.

The company has asked customers in Glendale, Forest Hills, Forest Hills Gardens and Middle Village to keep their air conditioners turned off — if not needed for health or medical reasons — while workers repair equipment.

A lack of AC will be difficult for the 116,300 customers in the affected neighborhoods, as temperatures climb to 90 degrees or higher for the fourth consecutive day in the Big Apple.

Con Edison has also asked customers in the four neighborhoods to avoid using other “energy-intensive” appliances, such as washers, dryers and microwaves until the repairs are completed.

The company reduced the voltage in the area by 8 percent Monday night to protect equipment and maintain service as crews make repairs.

The service area is bounded by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and 51st Avenue on the north, the Jackie Robinson Parkway on the south, Queens Boulevard on the east, and the Brooklyn borough line on the west.

Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at www.conEd.com/reportoutage, or with the Con Edison 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.

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Captain Obvious

What area has paid their utility bills on time ? If you guessed the areas mentioned in the above article you are 100% correct. Which area receives the worst service from Con Ed the areas mentioned.
With the rates they charge one would think we would have zero issues. Where is Holden to combat this issue ?
Please file complaint with the New York State Public Service Commission.
Getting tried of the rolling brown outs or losing power for a day or two.

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