Monday, July 16, 2012

Con Ed Brown Out Reducing Voltage 5% On East Side Of Manhattan and Roosevelt Island Due To HIgh Temperatures

 According to Con Edison:
Con Edison has reduced voltage 5 percent in some areas of Manhattan where crews are repairing equipment, and the company is reminding customers to use energy wisely as temperatures rise this week.

Con Edison has reduced voltage by 5 percent in Midtown East, East Side and Roosevelt Island. The company is not asking customers in those areas to take any special measures at this time....
Reuters adds:
New York power company Consolidated Edison Inc said Monday it reduced voltage in some Manhattan neighborhoods, an action known as a brown-out, as a heat wave stresses the electric system.

High temperatures in the Big Apple were expected to hit 92 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday, 95 on Tuesday and 94 on Wednesday before falling to near normal levels in the 80s on Thursday, according to
... Customers do not lose power in a voltage reduction, but incandescent lights, hot water heaters and some motors are affected....


siscoeb said...

Frankie no shoes said we should generate our own electricity by creating a waterfall in the east river----Bobby one shoe said we should pay more to Con Edison---

Salvatore Anthony Hoo said...

Lol, please introduce yourself next time I see you.