UPDATE 3-Con Edison trims voltage in Brooklyn, Queens amid heat wave

June 20 (Reuters) – A heat wave blanketing the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on the first day of summer forced utilities to ask customers to conserve electricity and led to brownouts in parts of New York City.

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Northeast Utilities System : Emergency Preparedness Summit Gets Update from CL&P

“We’ve been hard at work and are better prepared to respond to large-scale emergencies today.” That’s the message CL&P Senior Vice President of Emergency Preparedness Bill Quinlan delivered this morning to an audience of approximately 180 state and municipal officials and emergency preparedness leaders during the American Red Cross/CL&P Emergency Preparedness Summit held at CL&P headquarters in Berlin.

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Heat wave could bring record temps, but utilities ready for A/C demand

The eastern half of the United States is about ready to get baked.

The first major heat wave of the season is expected to push temperatures into the mid- to upper 90s in places like Newark, N.J.; Detroit; Philadelphia; and Washington. According to the weather forecasters, some communities will have record temperatures on Wednesday.

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