Natural gas utilities all over the Northeast, including
in Connecticut, began issuing notices yesterday to their
interruptible natural gas customers informing them that
the utilities are curtailing their natural gas service
as temperatures are dropping. Utilities cannot supply
all their customers and when that happens, interruptible
customers are the first to lose their natural gas supply
Below is an example of such a notice from
Consolidated Edison in New York.
From: Doyle, Michele [mailto:Doylem@coned.com]
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2013 3:15 PM
Subject: Message from Con Edison - Interruption of Gas
Sales and Transportation Notification Customers -
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:00 A.M. until Further
For Your Information
Con Edison is interrupting Gas Sales and Transportation
Notification Customers beginning Tuesday, January 22,
2013 at 10:00 A.M. until further notice.
The following message is currently being sent to
Customers via telephone, fax, email and text message.
Con Edison Company of New York, Inc.
111 Broadway, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10006
Con Edison is
interrupting all dual fuel notification SALES AND
TRANSPORTATION gas customers effective TUESDAY- JAN
22-2013 starting at 10:00 AM.
As an Interruptible or Off-Peak Firm Sales and
Transportation gas customer, you must switch to your
alternate fuel by 10:00 AM, TUES-JAN-22-2013, and remain
on your alternate fuel until FURTHER NOTICE.
This notice is for all Interruptible and
Off-Peak Firm notification Sales and Transportation gas
customers whether they purchase their gas from a
Marketer, ESCO, or from Con Edison.
Any use of natural gas during this interruption
will be considered Unauthorized Gas and subject to
If you experience any problems that will prevent
you from switching to your alternate fuel, please leave
a message on our GAS INTERRUPTION HOTLINE at
212-460-3459. You may email us at
or fax us at 718-246-3241. Notification of an equipment
problem will not exempt you from unauthorized use
charges and penalties.