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  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 23:22:31 2001

Tuesday's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center has had a
significant impact on Con Edison's energy infrastructure in
lower Manhattan. The fire and subsequent collapse of 7 World
Trade Center have permanently damaged two substations located
adjacent to the building as well as major electric transmission
cables. A third substation located near the South Street Seaport
also lost service. Approximately 12,000 customers are currently
without electric power, approximately 270 steam customers are
without service and approximately 1400 customers are without
gas service. 

There are 140 Con Edison crews working in the devastated area. We
are inspecting and testing equipment, preparing work locations and
are coordinating our efforts with appropriate emergency agencies. 

We are currently making arrangements to obtain generators to help
speed the temporary restoration of electric service in lower Manhattan.