Con Edison

Con Ed worker burned in Queens electrical accident
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/27/2012 at 11:27AM

A Con Edison worker was burned in the face while responding to a reported outage at a commercial building in Maspeth Monday night, said the utility company. The employee, who was testing equipment at 55-30 46th Street, near the corner of 55th Avenue, was injured in what a Con Ed spokesperson called an “electrical flash.” Around [...]

Op-Ed: Sandy, a natural disaster – a man-made crisis
News Queens Courier Staff 11/21/2012 at 9:41AM

BY COUNCILMEMBER JAMES SANDERS Superstorm Sandy was the worst natural disaster to hit the tri-state area in years. In its wake it left a trail of devastation that stretched from Montauk to Rockaway, upending trees, power lines, and lives in the process. More than 100 homes burned to the ground as the result of a [...]

Lawsuit against LIPA to be filed Tuesday
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/13/2012 at 12:21PM

A class action lawsuit against the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and National Grid, which manages LIPA’s grid, is expected to be filed Tuesday, claiming breach of contract, gross negligence and fraud for the utility’s response to Sandy-related outages, according to multiple reports. Two Nassau county customers have already joined the lawsuit, reported CBS New York. [...]

Con Ed restores power to those without damaged equipment; thousands in Howard Beach, Broad Channel remain without lights
Con Ed restores power to those without damaged equipment; thousands in Howard Beach, Broad Channel remain without lights
News Billy Rennison 11/12/2012 at 11:20AM

Two weeks after Sandy knocked out electricity to more than 100,000 Queens residents, Con Edison announced power was restored to all customers whose equipment was not damaged during the storm. Several thousand residents in Howard Beach and Broad Channel will remain without power until their equipment is deemed safe, Con Ed said. The last Sandy [...]

More than 100,000 remain without power in Queens
More than 100,000 remain without power in Queens
News Billy Rennison 10/31/2012 at 10:40AM

More than 105,000 Queens residents remain without power as Con Edison crews continue clean up and restoration efforts. More than three times the number of residents lost power during the storm in New York City than during Hurricane Irene last year. “This is the largest storm-related outage in our history,” said Con Edison Senior Vice President for [...]

Morning Roundup: Hurricane edition
Morning Roundup: Hurricane edition
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/29/2012 at 7:45AM

NYC HURRICANE FORECAST  National Weather Service: Hazardous Weather Outlook High Wind Warning Coastal Flood Warning Flood Watch  Monday: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 61. Very windy, with a northeast wind 36 to 45 mph, with gusts as high as 65 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between [...]

Con Ed prepping for storm, potential power outages
News Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 4:10PM

The high winds and heavy rains expected with Hurricane Sandy may knock out power in areas of the city.  In preparation for the storm, Con Edison has thousands of employees working around the clock to respond to any problems with electric, gas, and steam systems. “ The company has secured over 700 external contractors, including line workers, [...]

Small businesses cashing in with Con Ed energy efficiency programs
Business Queens Courier Staff 10/28/2012 at 7:14AM

Small businesses throughout New York City and Westchester County are taking advantage of a Con Edison energy-efficiency program to save money and preserve the environment. The program focuses on assisting small businesses by providing them with incentives of up to 70 percent for the cost of upgrading major heating, cooling and lighting systems. Con Edison [...]

Rockaway preps for Hurricane Sandy
News Terence M. Cullen 10/27/2012 at 4:27PM

Rockaway residents are siding with caution and getting the necessities to weather out threats from Hurricane Sandy. In order to prevent flooding, sand walls are currently being assembled at certain spots along the beaches. Con Edison announced it will also have extra crews available to deal with anticipated power outages. Many people living near the [...]

City agencies prepping for “Frankenstorm”
Central Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 3:14PM

With Hurricane Sandy barreling toward the city, city agencies are preparing for the possible massive storm. The heavy rain and strong winds can cause unsafe conditions throughout the public transportation system and on the city’s bridges and tunnels.  No decision has been made yet as to whether there will be any service stoppages during the storm. “We [...]