From the Queens Gazette:
"Con Ed officials last week unveiled a $300 million power substation that will provide 900 megawatts of additional power to Queens, Manhattan and The Bronx.
Con Ed Chief Executive Officer Kevin Burke said the power was needed to meet an increasing demand for electricity, especially during the summer months, to prevent a repeat of last summer's blackout in neighborhoods in Astoria and Long Island City."
What????? We thought the reason was simply outdated equipment, like fried feeder cables...and that it was all Con Ed's fault. Now we find out that the real reason is that too many people are living in LIC and Astoria and are straining the grid. This is shocking.
Photo from NY Times