Campus Utility Power Service Interruption Announcement

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: UC Santa Campus Operations

Campus Utility Power Service Interruption Announcement

July 11th to 12th and July 25th to 26th, 2020

In an effort to reduce the campus’s carbon footprint, a two-megawatt solar parking canopy will be built at the East Remote Parking Lot. The new Solar Photovoltaic system will project two-megawatts of power (off-setting approximately 20% of the PG&E campus power demand). The campus must install and test equipment at Slug Substation for the new Solar Photovoltaic System. In order to complete this work a campus shut-down is required. On July 11th to 12th and July 25th to 26th the campus will be shut-down to install all the required equipment to connect the photovoltaic system to the campus grid and perform testing.


Saturday, July 11th at 5:00am to Sunday, July 12th at 5:00pm

Saturday, July 25th at 5:00am to Sunday, July 26th at 5:00pm


Please power down your computers, printers, equipment, etc. before the power outage.


Also please note elevators will not be operational during these power outages.


Review the following four lists for the status of your building and check with your Building Coordinator for additional information:

A. Facilities that will experience utility power interruptions July 11th, 12th, 25th and 26th.

B. These facilities are planned to be unaffected by the July 11th, 12th, 25thand 26th utility interruptions because Cogen will be providing power.

C. Facilities with emergency and standby power supplied by generators.

D.Facilities that are planned to be unaffected by the utility interruptions because fed directly from PG&E.


Please email questions and concerns to Nathan Weiner (UCSC Project Manager)

A. The following facilities will experience utility power service interruptions:

Saturday, July 11th at 5:00am to Sunday, July 12th at 5:00pm

Saturday, July 25th at 5:00am to Sunday, July 26th at 5:00pm


Antenna Site (KZSC + Wireless Tenants)

ARC Center

Baskin Visual Arts

Baytree Bookstore

Biomedical Sciences

Camper Park

Chadwick Garden

Classroom Units

College Nine and Ten Dining

College Nine and Academic, Apartments

College Ten/Soc. Sci. 2 and Academic, Apartments

Core West Parking

Cowell College, Apartments

Crown College and Apartments

Digital Arts Research Center

Engineering 2

Farm, Agro Ecology, Quarry Village

Grad Student Housing

Grad Student Commons / IVETA

Hahn Student Services

Housing Services / Visual Arts Research Facility


Kerr Hall

McHenry Library

Merrill College and Apartments

Music Facility

Natural Science Wood Shop

Oakes College/Apartments

P. E. Fitness Center

Physical Sciences Building

Porter College

Porter / Kresge Apartments

Quarry Village (Areas A, B, C, D, E, F)

Rachel Carson Academic, Dining, Commons, Dorms, Apartments

Redwood Grove Apartments

Redwood Building

Stevenson College

Student Union

Theater Arts Complex

University House

Upper Quarry Amphitheater

West Field House

B. Below facilities are planned to be unaffected by the utility service interruptions because Cogen will be providing power.         

Baskin Engineering

Center for Adaptive Optics

Central Heat Plant


Cowell Student Health Center

Earth & Marine Science

East Field House

Engineering Auditorium

Fackler Cogeneration

Fire Station

Interdisciplinary Science

Natural Science 2

Science Library




C. Facilities with emergency and standby power supplied by generators that are planned to be operating during the power outage.  Standby and Emergency power distribution provided by generators is planned to operate in the same manner as during previous power service interruptions.  


Bay Tree Bookstore

Biomedical Sciences

Classroom Units

College 9 (Soc Sci 1)

College 9 Apartments

College 9/10 Dining Hall

College 9/10 Dorms

College 10 (Soc Sci 2)

Core West Parking Structure

Cowell College

Cowell Infill Apartments

Crown/Merrill Colleges

Crown/Merrill Apts – Lower and Upper

Digital Arts Research Center

Engineering 2

Hahn Student Services


Kerr Hall

Kresge College

McHenry Library

Music Facility

Oakes College

Physical Science Building

Porter College, Kitchen & Dining

Porter/Kresge Infill Apartments

Rachel Carson Admin/Academic

Rachel Carson Apartments

Rachel Carson Dorms A, B, C, D

Rachel Carson Kitchen

Stevenson College

Stevenson Infill Apartments

Theatre Arts Complex

Upper Quarry Amphitheater

West Field House


D. Facilities that are planned to be unaffected by the utility service interruptions because fed directly from PG&E. (Lower Campus, Coastal Science Campus, 2300 Delaware and all leased facilities)


Coastal Science Campus

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

Ranchview Terrace

Hazardous Waste Facility

Hay Barn

Barn-H/Receiving/Risk Services

Cook House


Barn Theater

Physical Plant Trailers Near Corp Yard

Main Kiosk

PP&C Trailers West of Barn-G


Physical Plant Paint, Sign & Bug Shop


Fleet Services