Frequently Asked Questions about Electrical Repairs
(UPDATED - 6/4/2011, 12:30 p.m.) The campus community is asked to conserve electricity and prepare for the possibility of intermittent power outages June 4 & 5. Campus personnel are working to minimize the impact of Southern California Edison's repairs to an electrical substation on campus. However, the university community is urged to be prepared for possible disruptions.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
What parts of campus are affected by the power repairs?
Campus personnel are working to minimize disruptions caused by Southern California Edison's repairs. Generators will provide power to essential buildings. However, the repairs may cause intermittent power interruptions to the core of campus, including the academic buildings, University Library, BSC, residential halls and suites, and Kellogg Gym. Eucalyptus Lane will be closed during repairs. Buildings outside of the campus core are unaffected by these repairs, including the University Village, Farm Store, Lyle Center and Innovation Village (Red Cross, Edison, CTTI).
Why is Edison performing repairs?
Southern California Edison informed the university June 1 that it needed to replace a component in an electrical substation that provides power to the core of the campus. The equipment, which is about 25-30 years old, is heavily burdened, and Edison advised for immediate repairs.
When is the work being done?
Edison will begin the urgent repairs at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. During that time, the campus core will rely on generator power. Repairs are expected to be completed within 18 to 24 hours.
Which buildings will be closed?
To conserve electricity during repairs, nonessential buildings will be powered down and access to those buildings will be closed. The University Library, the Bronco Student Center and campus dining are not affected. Please review a detailed list of buildings that will be open.
Do the electrical repairs affect any of the scheduled events on campus?
The campus will operate as usual, except for the closure of some nonessential buildings and the request for the campus community to conserve electricity. Scheduled events will continue, though minimal interruption may occur. The campus community and visitors are encouraged to review safety tips in the event of a temporary power outage.
I need to study/work/research in one of the buildings that is scheduled to be closed. What should I do?
Please contact your supervisor or department chair for special instructions.
Will dining services be open?
All dining services and food vendors will keep their regular weekend hours. Denny's, the Vista Market, the Farm Store, Starbucks and Los Olivos will be operating normally.
What should I do if the power goes out?
Please review safety tips in the event of a power outage. If there is an emergency, call University Police at (909) 869-3070 from your cell phone.
How can I prepare for a power outage?
Please review the preparation tips for faculty, staff and students.
Which buildings will be powered?
*UPDATE (6/4/11 12:30 p.m.) - Due to generator load limits, the buildings that will be powered may be limited.* Buildings and facilities that will be powered by generators include (but are not limited to):
- Residential Suites (52, 54, 57-63)
- Residence Hall (20-23)
- Los Olivos (70)
- Housing Office (71)
- Medic 1 Trailer
- Interim Design Center
- (89 A & B)
Kellogg Stables (29)(UPDATE 6/4/11 12:50 p.m.)
- Manor House (9, 11)
- Kellogg West (76-78)
- Lab Animal Care (92)
- Bronco Student Center (35)
- University Library (15)
- Science Buildings (3, 4, 8)
- Public Safety (109, 106)
- CLA Data Center
- Building 5 Hub
- Building 1 Switch
- Student Health Center (46)
- Cultural Centers
/Marketplace(95, 97) (UPDATE 6/4/11 12:50 p.m.)
- Kellogg House Pomona (112)
- Theater (24, 25)
- Kellogg Gym (43)
- Collins College (79 A/B)
- Auto Shop (83)
- Student Affairs Technology Center (191)
- Chilled Water Plant (193)
- College of Business Administration (6)
- Engineering Lab (17)
- Bronco Bookstore (66)
- Cal Poly Pomona Foundation (55)
- Animal Units/Meat Lab (32/34)