Centennial Campus Energy Projects

Additional energy infrastructure is vital to meeting the needs of a growing Centennial Campus. Through spring 2019, several energy grid enhancement projects are underway to create capacity for growth, unparalleled reliability and cost savings. These upgrades require an all-day electricity, chilled water and steam outage on March 31 that will impact most Centennial Campus Buildings.

The Centennial Campus Power Outage began at approximately 7:38 AM

Reminder, If you need any assistance during the outage, please contact the normal service centers/help desks:

Facilities Division (515-2991)
SAT (513-3111)
Campus Police/EHS (515-3000 non-emergency)
OIT (515-4357)

EH&S reminds campus that staff should not be working in or accessing buildings while power is off for safety reasons. Lab exhaust will function on emergency power at a reduced rate, and operation under emergency power for all hoods is not assured. Even for buildings where backup generators are planned to be in place, chemicals and gas use must be curtailed, chemical containers closed, and gases isolated at the cylinder valve.

Dates and Times

beginning FRIDAY, MARCH 30th, 5:00 pm
ending SATURDAY, MARCH 31st, 9:30 pm

beginning SATURDAY, MARCH 31st, 5:30 am
ending SATURDAY, MARCH 31st, 9:30 pm

beginning SATURDAY, MARCH 31st, 7:30 am
ending SATURDAY, MARCH 31st, 5:00 pm

What To Expect

Localized outages on Centennial Campus are anticipated over the next year. Additionally, a major outage of Centennial Campus chilled water, steam and electricity is being planned for March 31, 2018 (rain date is Sunday, April 15, 2018). This outage, which will impact most Centennial Campus buildings, is necessary to make new infrastructure connections. Town Hall meetings were held to gather information about the impact of this outage (PDF of presentation):

Many critical impacts have already been reported by your Facilities Coordinator and are being addressed in conjunction with the Facilities Division. Before reporting issues, please check with your Coordinator to see if your concern has already been attended to. Any additional questions about this effort can be directed to the Facilities Customer Service Center at 919-515-2991 or facilities_service@ncsu.edu.

Is My Building Impacted?

The impact of outages depends on how utilities are supplied to your building. Search for your building below to determine the types of outages that impact your building.

BuildingImpacted by campus steam outage?Impacted by campus chilled water outage?Impacted by campus electricity outage?
Alliance 1NoNoYes
Alliance DeckNoNoYes
BTEC - Golden Leaf BuildingYesYesYes
Centennial Campus Utility PlantYesYesYes
Centennial Campus West DeckNoNoYes
Center of Technology & InnovationNoYesYes
CTI DeckNoNoYes
Conference and Conventioin Center Parking DeckNoNoYes
Constructed Facilities LabNoNoYes
Engineering Building 1YesYesYes
Engineering Building 2YesYesYes
Engineering Building 3YesYesYes
Hunt LibraryYesYesYes
Hunt Library Parking DeckNoNoYes
Keystone BuildingNoNoYes
Landscape Construction Services BldgNoNoYes
Lonnie Poole Golf ClubhouseNoNoYes
Lonnie Poole Golf MaintenanceNoNoYes
Lonnie Poole Golf PumphouseNoNoYes
Monteith Research CenterNoYesYes
Monteith DeckNoNoYes
Oval West Parking DeckNoNoYes
Park Alumni CenterNoNoYes
Partners 1NoNoYes
Partners 2NoNoYes
Partners 3YesYesYes
Partners Way Parking DeckNoNoYes
Poulton BuildingNoYesYes
Poulton DeckNoNoYes
Research 1NoNoYes
Research 2NoNoYes
Research 3NoNoYes
Research 4NoNoYes
Re-use Water PumphouseNoNoYes
State View HotelNoNoYes
Streetlights (All)NoNoYes
The Point - Chancellor's ResidenceNoNoYes
Toxicology BuildingNoNoYes
Toxicology Parking DeckNoNoYes
Wolf Ridge ResidentialYesYesYes
Centennial Campus Magnet MiddleNoNoNo
Friday InstituteNoNoNo
1801 Varsity DrNoNoNo
1801 Varsity Dr Parking DeckNoNoNo
The Greens ApartmentsNoNoNo
The North Shore CondominiumsNoNoNo
Venture 1NoNoNo
Venture 2NoNoNo
Venture 3NoNoNo
Venture 4 NoNoNo
Venture PlaceNoNoNo
Venture DeckNoNoNo
Wildlife Resources CenterNoNoNo
WRC Parking DeckNoNoNo

Why Is This Outage Necessary?

The energy upgrades on Centennial Campus will include efficiency-boosting technology that will reduce costs while also enhancing reliability and adding capacity.

Electrical Circuit and TransformerThis improves reliability by distributing energy on multiple circuits, providing redundant power and creating capacity for campus growth.
Cogeneration at Central Utility PlantThis enables energy generation on campus. By recovering waste heat and converting it to steam, efficiency increases by 40%.
Thermal Energy Storage TankThis allows chilled water to be created when electricity is cheapest and stored for use when electricity is most expensive.
Thermal Distribution UpgradesThis connects additional campus buildings to steam and chilled water supplied by the Central Utility Plant. This creates long-term savings and efficiency.

How Were Outage Dates Selected?

Outages were planned in order to minimize disturbance on campus. Facilities compiled a calendar of events from various campus partners, hosted multiple meetings (including two Town Hall style briefings) and used this feedback to select days with minimal impact.