Power Failures

Major power failures that could affect the entire campus can occur when our utility provider has lost the capacity to supply the campus substation with electricity. This could be the result of a storm or other natural event.

A single building that has a power failure may have a distribution issue and the Electrical Trade Services Department will be investigating the cause and making repairs.

The average duration of a power failure is typically less than an hour and those buildings that have generators will have a portion of the power back on within less than a minute as the generators provide power to the emergency lighting and equipment fed from the emergency branch circuits.