Con Edison – New York City

Con Edison Power Outage Map – New York City

Con Ed issued a press release at 11:00 PM on Thursday November 8th 2012 making it clear that about 35,000 customers in coastal areas were not being counted in the numbers displayed on their power outage map:

The company is also working with the New York City Buildings Department to expedite the restoration of an additional 35,000 customers in Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens whose electrical equipment may have been damaged by flooding and cannot be safely re-energized without repairs by an electrician.

The customers requiring inside-the-premises electrical work are not listed on the Con Edison Outage Map or included in the total number of outages reported by the company. Con Edison and the New York City Buildings Department are collaborating to guide customers through the process of repairing their own equipment. For information, click here: http://www.coned.com/es/Energy-Services-Flyer.pdf.

Crews are working to restore outages in the following areas: Queens, 13,700; Brooklyn, 6,100; Staten Island, 3,000; the Bronx, 2,700; and Westchester, 19,500, and about 200 customers in Manhattan.

Con Edison continues to urge customers in Lower Manhattan who were affected by Hurricane Sandy outages to conserve energy as much as possible while crews work to reinforce the underground electric system. Customers can help by refraining from using non-essential appliances such as washers and dryers. Con Edison is in contact with building owners to encourage limiting use of certain elevator banks or other electrical equipment.

Con Ed didn't announce any dry ice distribution yesterday, presumably because of what The Weather Channel has decided to call "Winter Storm Athena". However at 9:00 AM on Thursday November 8th 2012 they announced further distributions of dry ice:

Con Edison will distribute dry ice at four locations starting at 12 p.m. today to customers who are without power due to Hurricane Sandy. Distribution will continue until 5 p.m. or until supplies run out. The company will also have personnel at the locations to answer customers’ questions.

These are the locations:
Brooklyn
2865 West 19th Street – two blocks from MCU Park (Cyclones Stadium)

Queens
155 St. and Baisley Blvd. (Baisley Pond Park, South Jamaica)

Staten Island
Father Capodanno Blvd. and Hunter Ave. (parking lot near the Staten Island Parks Department)

Westchester County
In Armonk at the IBM Complex/Town Park at Business Park Dr.  Parking Lot. Set GPS for 200 Business Park Drive

Here's how their power outage and dry ice distribution map looks at the moment:

Click to view the live Con Edison power outage map for New York

Outage and Dry Ice Distribution Map for New York at 10:02 AM EDT on November 8th 2012

At 11:40 AM on Tuesday November 6th 2012 Con Edison announced further distributions of dry ice to the residents of New York City:

Con Edison will distribute dry ice at five locations starting at noon today to customers who are without power due to Hurricane Sandy. Distribution will continue until 5 p.m. or until supplies run out. The company will also have personnel at the locations to answer customers' questions.

These are the locations:

Brooklyn
2865 West 19th Street – two blocks from MCU Park (Cyclones Stadium)

Queens
155 St. and Baisley Blvd. (Baisley Pond Park, South Jamaica)

Staten Island
Father Capodanno Blvd. and Hunter Ave. (parking lot near the Staten Island Parks Department)

Westchester County
198 Central Avenue West Lot (Westchester County Center)

810 Yonkers Avenue (Yonkers Raceway)

Here's how their power outage and dry ice distribution map looks at the moment:

Outage and Dry Ice Distribution Map for New York at 2:29 PM EDT on November 6th 2012

Outage and Dry Ice Distribution Map for New York at 2:29 PM EDT on November 6th 2012

At 11:30 AM on Monday November 5th 2012 Con Edison announced further distributions of dry ice to the residents of New York City:

Con Edison will distribute dry ice at five locations starting at noon today to customers who are without power due to Hurricane Sandy. Distribution will continue until 6 p.m. or until supplies run out. The company will also have personnel at the locations to answer customers' questions.

These are the locations:

Brooklyn
MCU Park (Cyclones Stadium) – 1904 Surf Ave. (Between West 17th and West 19th streets), parking lot section 1B

Queens
Baisley Pond Park at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard in South Jamaica

Staten Island
Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue (Parking lot near the Staten Island Parks Department)

Westchester County
Westchester County Center at 198 Central Ave. in White Plains

Yonkers Raceway – 810 Yonkers Ave. in Yonkers

Here's how their power outage map looked earlier today:

Con Edison Power Outage Map for New York at 6:46 AM EDT on November 5th 2012

Con Edison Power Outage Map for New York at 6:46 AM EDT on November 5th 2012

Con Ed haven't yet got a press release up on their web site about dry ice distribution today, but they have just announced what's happening on their Twitter feed. Here's what they have to say:

#ConEdison will distribute dry ice at 10am at a 2nd location in #Westchester: Yonkers Raceway – 810 Yonkers Ave. in Yonkers

#ConEdison will distribute dry ice at 10AM today in #Westchester: Westchester County Center at 198 Central Ave. in White Plains

#ConEdison will distribute dry ice on #StatenIsland: Father Capadano Blvd and Hunter Ave (Pking lot near the Staten Island Parks Dept)

#ConEdison will distribute dry ice at a 2nd location in #Queens: Parking lot at the Kissena Pk Velodrome near Booth Memorial Ave in Flushing

#ConEdison will distribute dry ice at 10AM today in #Queens: Baisley Pond Park at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard in South Jamaica

#ConEdison will distribute dry ice at 10AM today in BK: MCU Park – 1904 Surf Ave. (Btwn West 17th & West 19th srts), parking lot section 1B

There are also some little ice cubes visible on their power outage map, which currently looks like this:

Outage and Dry Ice Distribution Map for New York at 10:20 AM EDT on November 4th 2012

Outage and Dry Ice Distribution Map for New York at 10:20 AM EDT on November 4th 2012

I just loaded the Con Ed power outage map once more, and look what I discovered. Whether as a result of my enquiry or for some other reason, the little ice cubes are back!

Con Edison power outage map for New York at 12:03 PM EDT on Saturday November 3rd 2012

Outage and Dry Ice Distribution Map for New York at 12:03 PM EDT on November 3rd 2012

If you zoom in there are still lots of outages in lower Manhattan, but they all seem to say:

Estimated Restoration Time: Nov 3, 11:00 PM

Looking further afield there are lots more outages shown, which all seem to say:

Estimated Restoration Time: Nov 9, 11:59 PM

Total affected customers at the moment reads 286,608, which is a considerable improvement on yesterday, as well as on our peak reading of 811,039 on the afternoon of October 30th.

At 10:15 AM on Saturday November 3rd 2012 Con Edison announced further distributions of dry ice to the residents of New York City:

Con Edison will distribute dry ice at seven locations starting at 10 a.m. today to customers who are without power due to Hurricane Sandy. Dry ice will be distributed until 4 p.m. or until supplies run out. The company will also have personnel at the locations to answer customers' questions.

These are the locations:

Brooklyn
Walgreen's, 532 Neptune Ave. (between W. 5th & 6th Streets)

Bronx
PS 83 at 1846 Radcliff Avenue (Between Morris Park Avenue & Rhinelander Avenue) Bronx, NY 10462

Queens
Baisley Pond Park at 155 St and Baisley Blvd. in South Jamaica

Flushing in the parking lot at the Kissena Park Velodrome near Booth Memorial Avenue

Staten Island
Great Kills – Gateway National Park at Hylan Blvd & Buffalo Street

Westchester County

Westchester County Center at 198 Central Avenue in White Plains

Yonkers Raceway – 810 Yonkers Avenue

Here's how the Con Ed power outage map looked earlier this morning:

Con Edison power outage map for New York at 7:30 AM EDT on Saturday November 3rd 2012

Con Edison power outage map for New York at 7:30 AM EDT on Saturday November 3rd 2012

At 9:45 AM on Friday November 2nd 2012 Con Edison announced further distributions of dry ice to the residents of New York City:

Con Edison will distribute dry ice at seven locations starting at noon today to customers who are without power due to Hurricane Sandy. Dry ice will be distributed until 6 p.m. or until supplies run out. The company will also have personnel at the locations (except the IBM Complex in Westchester County) to answer customers' questions.

These are the locations:

Brooklyn
Walgreen's, 532 Neptune Ave. (between W. 5th & 6th Streets)

Bronx
1846 Radcliff Avenue (Between Morris Park Avenue & Rhinelander Avenue) Bronx, NY 10462

Queens
Francis Lewis Playground PS130 at Francis Lewis Blvd & 42 Avenue

Staten Island
The entrance to Great Kills Park on Buffalo Street

Westchester County
IBM Complex/Town Park at Business Park Dr. parking lot. Set GPS for 200 Business Park Drive.

Yonkers Raceway - 810 Yonkers Avenue

Manhattan
Union Square Park – 14th Street and Union Square West (South Side)

I've just spoken with Con Ed, and they tell me that:

All of our customers in Manhattan should have power restored by Saturday.

In addition, they don't think any little ice cubes will be appearing on their power outage map this time around. Here's how it  looks at the moment:

Con Edison power outage map for New York at 7:49 AM EDT on Friday November 2nd 2012

Con Edison power outage map for New York at 7:49 AM EDT on Friday November 2nd 2012

At 12:30 PM on Thursday November 1st 2012 Con Edison announced further distributions of dry ice to the residents of New York City:

Con Edison will distribute dry ice at seven locations starting at Noon today to customers who are without power due to Hurricane Sandy. Dry ice will be distributed until supplies run out. The company will also have personnel at the locations (except the IBM Complex in Westchester County) to answer customers' questions.

These are the locations:

Brooklyn
Walgreen's, 532 Neptune Ave. (between W. 5th & 6th Streets)

Bronx
Radcliff Avenue (Between Morris Park Avenue & Rhinelander Avenue) Bronx, NY 10462

Queens
121-10 Rockaway Blvd.

Staten Island
The entrance to Great Kills Park on Buffalo Street

Westchester County
IBM Complex/Town Park at Business Park Dr. parking lot. Set GPS for 200 Business Park Drive.

Yonkers Raceway – 810 Yonkers Avenue

Manhattan
Union Square Park – 14th Street and Union Square West (South Side)

Unlike last year after Hurricane Irene, the Con Ed power outage map still doesn't seem to be displaying dry ice distribution locations. Here's how it looks at the moment:

Power Outage Map for New York City at 08:30 on Thursday November 1st 2012

Power Outage Map for New York City at 08:30 on Thursday November 1st 2012

At 3:30 PM on Wednesday October 31st 2012 Con Edison finally announced that they would be distributing dry (and wet!) ice to the residents of New York City:

Con Edison will distribute ice at six locations starting at 4 p.m. today to customers who are without power due to Hurricane Sandy. The company will also have personnel at the locations to answer customers' questions.

These are the locations:

Brooklyn (dry ice)
Walgreen's, 532 Neptune Ave. (between W. 5th & 6th Streets)

Bronx (dry ice)
1200 Waters Place at the entrance to the Hutchinson Metro Center

Queens (dry ice)
121-10 Rockaway Blvd.

Staten Island (dry ice)
The entrance to Great Kills Park on Buffalo Street

Westchester County (dry ice)
Yonkers Raceway, 810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers

Manhattan (wet ice)
Union Square Park, Union Square East and East 17th Street.

Instructions for safe handling and disposal of dry ice are printed on the bag for residents who pick up dry ice. Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide and should be used only in well-ventilated areas. Keep children and pets safely away.

Here's how their power outage map looked earlier this morning:

Con Edison power outage map for New York at 3:59 AM EDT on Wednesday October 31st 2012

Con Edison power outage map for New York at 3:59 AM EDT on Wednesday October 31st 2012

It's the morning of Tuesday October 30th 2012. Hurricane Sandy crossed the coast of New Jersey yesterday evening, and (amongst other things) subjected New York City to an unprecedented storm surge. Here's how the Con Edison power outage map looks at this moment:

Con Edison power outage map for New York at 5:41 AM EDT on Tuesday October 30th 2012

Con Edison power outage map for New York at 5:41 AM EDT on Tuesday October 30th 2012

At 7:45 AM on Tuesday August 30th 2011 Con Edison reported that:

Con Edison crews have restored electric service to 80 percent of the customers affected by Hurricane Irene.

Approximately 150,100 of the 187,800 customers who lost power as a result of the storm have been restored to service. Nearly all New York City customer restorations are expected to be completed late tonight, and nearly all Westchester customers are expected back in service by late Thursday night.

Flooded roads, inundated manholes, and littered and twisted tree limbs, trunks, and downed wires continue to hamper restoration efforts.

Con Edison Power Outage Map for New York City at 10:04 on Tuesday August 30th 2011

Power Outage Map for New York City at 10:04 on Tuesday August 30th 2011

At 3:45 PM on Monday August 29th 2011 Con Edison reported that:

Due to the overwhelming demand for dry ice all along the East Coast, supplies are extremely limited.  Con Edison will distribute dry ice today until supplies run out.  The company will schedule further distribution if more dry ice becomes available.

The company has distributed 80,000 pounds of dry ice since yesterday.  Con Edison apologizes for any inconvenience to customers.

At 5:30 AM on Monday August 29th 2011 Con Edison announced that it would be distributing dry ice in New York City:

Dry ice will be distributed on Monday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Instructions for safe handling and disposal are printed on the bag for residents who pick up dry ice. Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide and should be used only in well-ventilated areas. Keep children and pets safely away.

At 7:00 AM on Monday August 29th 2011 Con Edison reported that:

As New Yorkers say good riddance to the hurricane that shuttered the transit system and brought the city to a virtual halt, over 106,000 of the utility’s 3.2 million customers remain out of service.

Con Edison crews spent most of Sunday assessing the damage and prioritizing work, even as they and crews from as far away as Texas, Colorado and Kansas managed to restore 81,900 customers as of early this morning.  Con Edison said 187,900 customers lost power as a result of Irene.

N.B – The following map also includes dry ice distribution points.

Con Edison Power Outage and Dry Ice Distribution Map for New York City at 10:04 on Monday August 29th 2011

Outage and Dry Ice Distribution Map for New York City at 10:04 on Monday August 29th

At 6:30 PM on Sunday August 28th 2011 Con Edison reported that:

Con Edison has restored electrical service to approximately 39,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County after Hurricane Irene’s severe winds toppled trees, poles and cables.

Customers without service due to Hurricane Irene peaked around 1 p.m. today with 121,000 customers out in all five boroughs and Westchester County.

At 7:00 AM on Sunday August 28th 2011 Con Edison reported that:

72,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County have lost electrical service because of severe winds resulting from Hurricane Irene.  As the weather system continues to move toward New York, the number of affected customers is expected to grow.

The hurricane’s high winds also have toppled trees and power lines throughout the company’s service area, most extensively in Queens, where an estimated 25,000 customers are without power.

As of 7 a.m., customer outages on Staten Island have reached more than 16,000; in Brooklyn, 6,000 are out of power; and the Bronx is reporting 4,500. There are minimal outages in Manhattan.  There are more than 16,000 out of power in Westchester County.

Con Edison Power Outage Map for New York City at 11:18 on Sunday August 28th 2011

Power Outage Map for New York City at 11:18 on Sunday August 28th 2011

Comments on Con Edison – New York City »

August 29, 2011

Kasia @ 2:23 pm

Put it in the right context…..I don't know exactly the numbers but there are millions of people in the world without water and food and so every day without the prospect of change. Who cares about million of New Yorkers without electricity just for a few days?

Jim @ 3:54 pm

Hi Kasia,

Is that just a rhetorical question? New Yorkers are people too, and most of them don't work on Wall Street.

However it is indeed the case that in some parts of the planet many more people have to survive without electricity, not to mention other even more essential things, for much much longer.

November 6, 2012

FRANK @ 2:48 pm

WHERE IS THE HEAT AND HOT WATER FOR LOWER MANATHAN 10 DAYS

Jim @ 10:30 pm

Hi Frank,

Whilst I appreciate your frustration, I'm merely reporting events from the other side of the Atlantic.

Con Ed seem to be communicating via social media first and then press releases. There's various links at the top to those places. The outage map currently suggests electricity should be back everywhere by 11:59 PM on the 9th, which seems unlikely at the moment I'm afraid. This press release suggests there are still lots of electrical things that need fixing in Mid and Lower Manhattan.

On Con Ed's steam web site they say that:

"Our plans are to restore service to all customers by November 11."

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