Power outage scheduled for Saturday, February 21

To: UCSC Community

From: Campus Physical Plant

Utility-supplied electric power at UC Santa Cruz will be disrupted from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, February 21 while crews add metering and relay protection to the main campus substation.

Some areas of campus will be without power, others will have power supplied by generators, and some areas will be unaffected. A list below provides more detail. Contact your building manager if you have additional questions about the outage.

The campus community is encouraged to take steps to reduce power consumption during the outage and to take actions beforehand to minimize risk, including turning off computers.

UC Santa Cruz must add a metering system and relay protection at the primary substation because the campus owns and plans to operate a co-generation system that will provide power in parallel with PG&E.

The new co-generation system will provide power to critical research equipment and facilities during extended utility outages, and produce heat used by the campus's central hot water plant.

The following facilities will be without utility power February 21, 2015:

Graduate Student Housing
Antenna Site
ARC Center
Art Complex
Baskin Engineering
Baskin Visual Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Bay Tree Bookstore
Camper Park
Center for Adaptive Optics
Chadwick Garden
Classroom Units
College Eight Academic, Dining, Commons, Dorms, Apartments
College Nine and Ten Dining
College Nine and Academic, Apartments
College Ten and Academic, Apartments
Cowell College, Apartments
Cowell Health Center
Crown College and Apartments
Digital Arts Research Center
Earth and Marine Sciences
East Field House
Engineering 2
Fackler Cogeneration Plant
Farm and Agroecology
Fire Station
Hahn Student Services
Housing Services
Interdisciplinary Sciences
Kerr Hall
Kresge College
McHenry Library
Merrill College and Apartments
Music Facility
Natural Sciences 2
Natural Science Wood Shop
Oakes College/Apartments
P. E. Fitness Center
Physical Sciences Building
Porter / Kresge Apartments
Porter College
Quarry Village (Areas A, B, C, D, E, F)
Redwood Grove Apartments
Sinsheimer Labs
Science Library
Stevenson College
Student Center
Theater Arts
Thimann Labs
University House
West Field House

Facilities with critical emergency and standby power supplied by generators February 21, 2015.

Bay Tree Bookstore
Biomedical Sciences
Classroom Units
College 10 (Soc Sci 2)
College 8 Admin/Academic
College 8 Apartments
College 8 Dorms A, B, C, D
College 8 Kitchen
College 9 (Soc Sci 1)
College 9 Apartments
College 9/10 Dining Hall
College 9/10 Dorms-Dorms
Communications Building
Core West Parking Structure
Cowell College
Cowell Infill Apartments
Crown/Merrill Colleges
Crown/Merrill Apts – Lower and Upper
Digital Arts Research Center
Earth & Marine Sciences
Engineering 2
Hahn Student Services
Kerr Hall
Kresge College
Music Facility
McHenry Library
Oakes College
Physical Science Building
Porter College, Kitchen & Dining
Porter/Kresge Infill Apartments
Stevenson College
Stevenson Infill Apartments
Theatre Arts

Facilities that will be unaffected by the utility shutdown February 21, 2015. (Lower Campus, LML and 2300 Delaware)

Long Marine lab
Faculty & Staff Housing
2300 Delaware
Cardiff House Annex
Cardiff House
Blacksmith Shop
Carriage House
Family Student Housing
Emergency Response Center/Police Station
Water Tank Pump Station
Physical Plant Shop Stores
Hazardous Waste Facility
Barn-H/Receiving/Risk Services
Physical Plant Trailers Near Corp Yard
PP&C Trailers West of Barn-G
Physical Plant Paint, Sign & Bug Shop
Fleet Services
Cook House
Barn Theater
Main Kiosk