Con Edison Reducing Voltage in Parts of South Brooklyn

By Hamodia Staff

(Con Edison)

BROOKLYN — Con Edison is asking customers in some South Brooklyn neighborhoods to conserve energy Monday while crews repair equipment. Con Edison has reduced voltage by 8 percent in these neighborhoods to protect equipment and maintain service as crews make repairs.

The area is bounded by Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery on the north; the Belt Parkway and Long Island Railroad on the south; by 20th Avenue and Marlborough Road on the east; and by Fort Hamilton Parkway on the west.

The area includes 112,400 customers in Kensington, Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights and Windsor Terrace.

Voltage reduction also affects the Gowanus, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Ft. Hamilton, and Dyker Heights neighborhoods.

Con Edison is asking customers in these areas not to use energy-intensive appliances such as washers, dryers, and microwaves until crews complete repairs.

The company is also asking customers to limit unnecessary use of air conditioning, as the area faces a heatwave, with days of temperatures well into the 90’s. Monday afternoon was somewhat cooler, with temperatures in the low 80’s, but with high humidity and a severe thunderstorm watch.

Con Ed did not say when the voltage reduction would end.

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

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