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ConEd Asks Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx to Reduce Power Amid Heat

  • Utility reduces voltage in areas home to 252,000 customers
  • Affected residents asked to avoid using washers and dryers
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Power giant Consolidated Edison Inc. is asking a quarter of a million residents in outer boroughs of New York City to curb their energy use as high heat sears the East Coast.

The utility reduced voltage by 8% in parts of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx to protect equipment while crews make unspecified repairs in several communities that are home to about 252,000 customers. The affected regions include Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford Stuyvesant, Elmhurst, Jamaica Estates, Mott Haven and Melrose, according to emailed statements on Monday and Tuesday.