ConEd urges Roosevelt Island customers to conserve energy

May 24, 2013 8:12:45 AM PDT
Con Edison is asking customers on Roosevelt Island to conserve electricity due to problems on electrical equipment.

About 38 Con Edison customers are without power on Main Street and River Road on the north side of Roosevelt Island

Some customers are expected to be restored within the hour. Most will be back on by tonight.

Con Edison is asking all customers on Roosevelt Isle to refrain from using use appliances such as washers, dryers, and other energy-intensive equipment and to turn off lights and televisions when not needed until the equipment problems are resolved.

They have generators standing by if necessary.

Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital has no power but they are operating on their own generators.

ConEd also implemented voltage reduction as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service as company crews work to repair the problem.

Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (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. Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available.

The equipment problems on Roosevelt Island have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system. Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers both directly and through the media as the situation warrants. The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management.