June 30 (Reuters) – New York utility Con Edison on Wednesday urged customers in the New York City area to limit energy use during a heatwave that struck parts of the United States.
The company also said around 64,000 customers were affected after cutting voltages by 8% in parts of the Queens neighborhood of the city while crews worked on equipment repairs.
Customers across New York City and Westchester County have been asked to limit their use of “energy-intensive devices,” Con Edison said in a press release https://bit.ly/3h5a5KH.
An intense heat wave flooded the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast with record temperatures, pushed up electricity prices and called for a reduction in energy consumption. (Reporting by Bharat Govind Gautam in Bengalurud; editing by Jonathan Oatis)