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)
Campus Police/EHS (515-3000 non-emergency)
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
CHILLED WATER OUTAGE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Building||Impacted by campus steam outage?||Impacted by campus chilled water outage?||Impacted by campus electricity outage?|
|BTEC - Golden Leaf Building||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Centennial Campus Utility Plant||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Centennial Campus West Deck||No||No||Yes|
|Center of Technology & Innovation||No||Yes||Yes|
|Conference and Conventioin Center Parking Deck||No||No||Yes|
|Constructed Facilities Lab||No||No||Yes|
|Engineering Building 1||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Engineering Building 2||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Engineering Building 3||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Hunt Library Parking Deck||No||No||Yes|
|Landscape Construction Services Bldg||No||No||Yes|
|Lonnie Poole Golf Clubhouse||No||No||Yes|
|Lonnie Poole Golf Maintenance||No||No||Yes|
|Lonnie Poole Golf Pumphouse||No||No||Yes|
|Monteith Research Center||No||Yes||Yes|
|Oval West Parking Deck||No||No||Yes|
|Park Alumni Center||No||No||Yes|
|Partners Way Parking Deck||No||No||Yes|
|Re-use Water Pumphouse||No||No||Yes|
|State View Hotel||No||No||Yes|
|The Point - Chancellor's Residence||No||No||Yes|
|Toxicology Parking Deck||No||No||Yes|
|Wolf Ridge Residential||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Centennial Campus Magnet Middle||No||No||No|
|1801 Varsity Dr||No||No||No|
|1801 Varsity Dr Parking Deck||No||No||No|
|The Greens Apartments||No||No||No|
|The North Shore Condominiums||No||No||No|
|Wildlife Resources Center||No||No||No|
|WRC Parking Deck||No||No||No|
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 Transformer||This improves reliability by distributing energy on multiple circuits, providing redundant power and creating capacity for campus growth.|
|Cogeneration at Central Utility Plant||This enables energy generation on campus. By recovering waste heat and converting it to steam, efficiency increases by 40%.|
|Thermal Energy Storage Tank||This allows chilled water to be created when electricity is cheapest and stored for use when electricity is most expensive.|
|Thermal Distribution Upgrades||This 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.