This just in from Con Edison—and just in time the the region’s first heatwave of the year.
With the first wave of 90-degree temperatures forecast to hit the region this weekend, Con Edison is urging all customers to use energy wisely during what is expected to be a period of extremely high electricity use. The company has invested more than $1.7 billion this year to upgrade and reinforce its electric delivery system to handle the high demand associated with extremely hot weather.
Customers can view a map of the company’s service area to see if there are any outages affecting their area by going to www.coned.com/sm/outageinfo.asp. They can also find safety tips and other useful information to help reduce the inconvenience of being without power if there is a service disruption by visiting Con Edison’s Storm Central Web pages at www.coned.com/sm/default.asp.
To conserve energy, the company recommends that customers take the following steps:
Power supplies are sufficient to meet the projected demand for electricity, and company crews are ready to respond to any service interruptions that may occur.
The company urges customers to report power interruptions or service problems online at www.coned.com, or by calling Con Edison’s toll-free customer service number 1-800-75-CON ED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.
For more energy savings tips and general information, customers can visit the Con Edison website at www.coned.com or contact the company at 1-800-75-CONED. To learn more about Con Edison’s free programmable thermostat, call 1-866-521-8600 or visit www.coned.com/cool.