New Con Edison project to bring cleaner, more efficient energy to Brooklyn
A new Con Edison project is set to bring cleaner, more efficient-energy to several neighborhoods in Brooklyn over the next five years.
On Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene, workers have begun installing wires and piping to make the area more energy efficient.
"Due to population growth, stores opening up, residential and commercial buildings in the area, it’s important and critical for us to improve our infrastructure as well,” said Con Edison’s Raymond Jenkins.
In January, Con Edison started their Williamsburg Reliability Project, a multiyear plan to support clean energy in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Bed-Stuy.
"When consumers are using their air conditioners and the TVs, and with electric vehicles now, there's more demand for electricity,” added Jenkins. “So, what this project is going to do – it’s going to make our network in the community more sustainable."