University of California, San Diego
AUXILIARY & PLANT SERVICES
January 11, 2001
SUBJECT: ELECTRICAL STAGE 3 Emergency for UCSD
We have been notified at UCSD of an electrical Stage 3 Emergency. This means that there is a threat to the electrical system reliability and increases the possibility of our campus experiencing rolling power outages. This emergency alert will be effective immediately today, January 11, 2001, and ending at midnight tonight. We are recommending that during these hours you reduce electrical usage as much as possible and refrain from any sensitive research that requires electrical power. During this emergency you may also experience some temperature and airflow changes in your facility due to electrical load reduction actions by PPS.
Please note: UCSD/Physical Plant Services has no control over these emergencies. This Stage 3 Emergency is defined and controlled by the California Independent Power System Operation (ISO) and SDG&E (see below).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Wendy Schiefer (Physical Plant Services) @ (858) 534-0317.
Stage 3 Emergency
The Stage 3 Emergency Declaration is sent to all Market Participants, to appropriate state regulatory, oversight, and response agencies, and is broadcast to the General Public in a coordinated effort between the ISO and UCDs. Consumers are advised that involuntary interruptions of service have begun and will be continued until the Emergency has passed. Consumers are requested to reduce their consumption of electric energy wherever possible to avoid more severe involuntary curtailments.