Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Con Ed telling Midwest Queens residents to stand the heat.

Con Edison

Con Edison is asking customers in certain neighborhoods in Queens to conserve energy while company crews repair equipment. Con Edison has also reduced voltage by 8 percent in the area as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service as crews make repairs.

The area is bounded by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and 51st Avenue on the north, the Jackie Robinson Parkway on the south, Queens Boulevard on the east, and the Brooklyn borough line on the west.

The area includes 116,300 customers in the neighborhoods of Glendale, Forest Hills, Forest Hills Gardens, and Middle Village. Con Edison has asked customers in the area not to use energy-intensive appliances such as washers, dryers, microwaves and, if not needed for health or medical reasons, air conditioners, until the equipment problems are resolved.

Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at  
www.conEd.com/reportoutage, or with our mobile app for iOS or Android devices, or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When calling, customers should report whether their neighbors also have lost power. Customers who report outages will receive updates with their estimated restoration times as they become available.

Customers can follow Con Edison on Twitter or like us on Facebook for general outage updates, safety tips and storm preparation information.

The equipment problems in these neighborhoods have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system.

Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers directly and through the media as the situation warrants. The company is in communication with New York City Emergency Management.

 Excuse me, but can't other "certain neighborhoods" conserve some energy too?



Anonymous said...

The community boards rubber stamp any development project - you got to get involved and make your presence known!

Same with the politicians - BTW, where was 'Woke' Gianaris when the bars and restaurants owned and or patronized by his buddies fried the communities? He was out there on Amazon?!?! Where was he on Steinway?!?!?

georgetheatheist said...

"You can fool some of the people all of the time. You can fool all of the people some of the time.. But you can't Con Edison." - Soupy Sales

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

How dare you !
Ask for AC during a heat wave, Ha Ha poor middle class...
Smart home Apps soon will control who gets to use the power not you or your family.

Anonymous said...

That is so the rats and roaches can see where they are going

Rob in Manhattan said...

" Excuse me, but can't other "certain neighborhoods" conserve some energy too?"

It is not about whole city. This is matter of local infrastructural getting old and not able to support modern demands. Maintenance and upgrading are the answer here.

I live on Madison ave in Manhattan. We went through all this beginning in the mid-seventies right through the early nineties.

Brownouts, localized blackouts and 10% reductions were an annual occurrences.

Only in the last 20 years have these problems been solved.

Got your local pol's involved and demand work to upgrade the system in those areas...but be prepared for several years of torn up streets and noise.

Rob in Manhattan

Random Serf said...

It will only get better once they close Indian Point. No new LNG pipelines either.

Imagine the power trip King Cuomo will have when he can dictate which neighborhoods can have power and which ones can’t.

Instead of alternate side parking, we can have alternate side power days. Only if you are deemed essential though.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when a utility gives raises to executives rather than investing in maintenance and upkeep of the outside plant... What bullshit....

Anonymous said...

Come on guys - grow a couple.

All you need to do is to send a delegation to the community board meetings in the areas where you are converting 3 story buildings into 25 story buildings, you know, LIC, Astoria, Flushing, places where the civics are weak, and ask some pointed questions to the chair and the head of local planning ... in the 3 minutes they give you.

But make sure you make a recording and share it with Crappy and Community! Hell, a few stunts like that, and if they do not stab you in the back for "making the community look bad" but actually understand and appreciate what you a doing (admittedly a big stretch for most) they will have you running for office before long!

Anonymous said...

According to the Con Ed spokesperson interviewed, it has to do with the area’s system which needs to be upgraded. I guess it was this area’s turn. You’ll need to know someone within Con Ed that does know if they’re telling the truth or not.

Cuomo wasn’t the one who denied power. It was widely covered in the news. The utility denied new home owners and businesses of power saying it was Cuomo’s fault they can’t get their pipeline built then Cuomo threatened to take away their monopoly status and what do you know? Those homeowners and businesses magically was found to be able to have power!

It was a disgusting bluff by the utility’s CEO and he eventually backed down. He’s glad he has his job. In the private sector depending on how things play out, he will be fired immediately.

Anonymous said...

Don't listen to them passing the buck - its like a shell game and you are getting fleeced.

The problem are communities with weak civics rubber stamping massive development. Everyone who suffers from their actions should do something to stop this.

Anonymous said...

Con Ed just raised electric rates.
2020 - 4.2%
2021 - 4.7%
2022 - 4.0%
And if you have them as a gas provider, try not to choke.
2020 - 7.5%
2021 - 8.8%
2022 - 7.2%

How's that New Green Deal of Cuomo, di Blasio and AOC working for ya?
No Indian Point, no new gas pipes and no new gas terminals.

Anonymous said...

I would love to sympathize with you New Yorker's, but in the small town that I live in, 800 people, the Council president and his council raised water rates 30% over the next three years. The previous council raised water and sewage rates over 30% during the three years preceding the most recent raise. Only two citizens complained at a Council meeting. It's what's wrong with our country. Like it New Yorker's or leave it..but the politicians, Democrats and Republicans, are all the same all over the country.

Anonymous said...

Moe said...
"Should do something to stop this."
I agree but we have too many sheeple in NYC who vote the party line.
Nothing will get better under the Far-Left Demorat Marxist controlled City Council, State Assembly and now NYS Senate.

Rob in Manhattan said...

The reason gas rates are going up stems from the series of explosions that occurred 5&6 years ago.

We've seen massive main replacements here in Manhattan and any building that has or recently had a even a minor leak had to completely replace all internal piping if not up to current code. That has bee a bonanza for plumbers and contractors.

The electric rates are mainly tied to huge demand increases due to major developments in, and around the city. Think; Hudson Yards -for one.

Not much has been done where I live, but east of here on 1st,2nd, 3rd, they've been pulling new cables and adding vault transformers to accommodate all the construction due to the Second ave subway.

The sharks are tearing down entire frontages on some avenues there.

It seems to me that landlords and developers, the ones adding all this demand, should be shouldering more of this cost.

Rob in Manhattan

Anonymous said...

Con Edison highest rates on the planet and the worst service. That's it.