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    Planned Power Outages

    July 25th, 2012


    Tuesday, Aug. 28, Wednesday, Aug. 29, and Thursday, Aug. 30, from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m

    Campus will experience intermittent outages, lasting from several seconds to several minutes. Standby power will also experience intermittent outages.  The frequency and duration of theses power interruptions will be taken into consideration when developing the testing sequence, to aid UPS systems in recovery.

    View of map of buildings unaffected by the power testing.


    The purpose is to connect the new co-generation system to the utility grid, and verify proper operation and coordination of all equipment.

    To ensure all systems perform as anticipated, it is imperative to test every aspect of the system as equipment is installed and software programs are updated prior to being placed into normal operation.  It is also a condition of the local utility and Bonneville Power Administration to fully test and confirm system safety operations and metering.

    Impact Summary

    The planned campus wide electrical shutdown will affect all campus facilities, except those few that receive their power directly from EWEB (see list below).

    Please turn off all electronic equipment, including computers and printers prior to the shutdown each night.

    Anticipated Impacts:

    • Egress lighting will experience intermittent outages but will restore.
    • Elevators will be out of operation beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, returning to service between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. each day. Buildings with multiple elevators will have only one elevator in service until the testing is completed Friday morning. A map showing elevator locations is forthcoming. Signage will be posted on elevators, with directions to the operable elevator in multiple elevator buildings.
    • Fire System : Fire systems will remain active and monitored.
    • HVAC (heating, ventilation and cooling) will be monitored.
    • Telephones that have data capabilities will be affected by the power interruptions. These phones should be working once testing is completed unless there is an issue with the Network or Ethernet switch in your building. These switches will be monitored by Network Services.

    Buildings on EWEB power that will not be affected by this shutdown:

    View of map of buildings unaffected by the power testing.

    AAA Woodshop HEP Rainer Building
    Alder Hall Howe Field Riley Hall
    Agate Hall/Agate House Innovation Center Riverfront Research Park
    Autzen Complex LERC/Military Science U of O Annex
    Baker Center Matthew Knight Arena Vet. Services Quonset 108
    Barnhart Hall Millrace Studios 1,2,3
    EC-Cares Moss Street Childcare
    Facilities Quonsets 128,132 MNCH 107, 115, 116
    Fine Arts (Site 125) MNCH (1724 Moss) 134, 135
    Greenhouses 109, 110, 111 Neuromuscular Educ.

    For questions please contact Campus Operations at electric@uoregon.edu or call Campus Operations customer service desk at 346-2319.

    Additional information will be posted to this ALERTS blog when it becomes available.

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