Con Edison Asking Customers in Parts of Brooklyn to Conserve Energy
BROOKLYN —This week's heat wave has overburdened some Con Edison equipment, so the power company has asked customers in certain sweat-soaked Brooklyn neighborhoods to turn off the A/C Tuesday while crews repair damaged equipment.
The affected neighborhoods included Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Heights, Canarsie, Flatlands, Mill Basin, Old Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Georgetown, Con Edison said in a statement.
Aside from air conditioners, residents there were asked to avoid using washers, dryers and other energy-sucking appliances until equipment repairs were complete, according to a statement.
The warning came amid a lingering heat wave that brought temperatures as high as 90-degrees on Monday and Tuesday, though a Con Edison spokewoman said no major power outages had been reported in the city as of Tuesday evening.
Customers can check the Con Edison website for updates, a spokeswoman said.