UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ

UTILITY SHUT DOWN



LOCATION(S):                            ARC, Arts Complex, Bookstore Complex (Bookstore, Grad Student Commons, Student Center,                                  Redwood Bldg), Camper Park, Classroom Unit, Colleges 8, 9 & 10, Cowell College, Cowell Health                                   Ctr, Crown College, Crown Merrill Apts, Earth & Marine Science, Grad Student Housing, Hahn,                                     Housing Services, Kerr Hall, Kresge College, Kresge East, McHenry Library, Merrill College, Music                                       Ctr, Oakes College, Porter College, Social Sciences 1 & 2, Stevenson Coll, Theater Arts, The                                    Village, Univ House, Visual Arts, West Field House


UTILITY TO BE SHUT DOWN:                Electricity
                                        Emergency power available to circuits it normally serves.
                                        For information during the shutdown, call Power Plant Operators @ 9-2734, Jim Gabrio 212-0495,                                  Mike Hanson 212-2581


SCHEDULED DATE:                 9-04-04 (Saturday) 18 hr Shutdown


SCHEDULED TIME:                 6:00 AM     TO  12:00 AM (Midnight)


REASON:                         Preventative maintenance of 12,000 volt Switchboard M and substation


REQUESTED BY:                   Sue Carter / Jim Gabrio / Tim Taylor


PHONE:   9-2387 / 9-4554 / 9-4683                       RADIO:  SC-5 / SC-4 / SC-19


TODAY'S DATE:                   08/30/04


Re:  Campus Electrical Power Shutdown Planned for Labor Day Weekend 2004
 
On Saturday, September 4, 2004, beginning at 6:00 a.m., electrical power to the campus will be shutdown for eighteen hours.  Power will be restored at approximately 12:00 a.m. on September 5. This will mean, that unless otherwise noted, facilities will be without power for up to eighteen hours. This complete electrical utility shutdown will allow campus electricians to perform maintenance and testing on the campusí 12,000-Volt sub-station equipment.
 
Maintenance and testing of the electrical system is a critical procedure that will ensure efficient operation of the high voltage transformers, switches, breakers, and cabling.  Preventative maintenance is a process used to identify potential problems and allows us to implement modifications or repairs needed to prevent future failures from occurring. The 12,000 Volt sub-station maintenance and testing routine is performed every six years and was last performed on Labor Day weekend 1998.
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The Cogeneration Plant will be on-line to power Science Hill buildings.  These buildings include:
∑        Center for Adaptive Optics
∑        Communications Building
∑        East Field House
∑        Fire Station
∑        Interdisciplinary Sciences Building
∑        Jack Baskin Engineering
∑        Lick Shops Central Heating Plant
∑        Natural Sciences II
∑        Paleo Magnetic Lab
∑        Science Library
∑        Sinsheimer Labs
∑        Thimann labs
 
All other upper campus buildings will be without power, with the exception of buildings that maintain stand-by electrical generators.  Stand-by generators supply power mostly to life safety systems, fire alarms, and egress lighting, but do not provide power for general operations.
 
Lower campus buildings are not on the campus electrical grid and are powered independently by PG&E.  The following areas will not be affected by the utility shutdown:
∑        Arboretum
∑        Barn-G
∑        Barn-H, Police
∑        Cardiff House
∑        Carriage House
∑        Faculty Housing
∑        Family Student Housing
∑        Fleet Services
∑        Shop Stores
∑        TAPS
 
In preparation for this electrical shutdown and prior to 6:00 a.m., Saturday, 9/4/04, we advise that all affected departments identify and turn off computer equipment and/or any equipment that might be sensitive to power fluctuations.  Sensitive equipment should remain off through 12:00 a.m., 9/5/04, to protect from any transient voltage or current fluctuations that could occur during the high voltage switching process.
 
 
                                                            Ilse Kolbus
                                                            Director, Physical Plant
 
PLEASE NOTIFY ALL UNITS AND/OR DEPARTMENTS IN YOUR BUILDING OR AREA THAT WILL BE AFFECTED BY THIS UTILITY SHUT DOWN.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.  FOR ELECTRICAL SHUTDOWNS, BE SURE THAT ALL COMPUTER TERMINALS IN YOUR AREA ARE TURNED OFF BEFORE THE SCHEDULED TIME TO AVOID PROBLEMS.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
 
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE "REQUESTER" OR THE PHYSICAL PLANT SERVICE CENTER WORK CONTROL DESK AT 459-4444.