University of California, San Diego
AUXILIARY & PLANT SERVICES
August 29, 2007
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
Record high temperatures are predicted throughout the State today and tomorrow and the State's Electrical Grid Operator (California Independent Systems Operator) has pre-issued warnings for potential power issues. Your conservation efforts and reduction in all aspects of UCSD energy use can make a difference in preventing electrical emergencies. Visit http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/energyoverview to find out what you can do to conserve energy and what you should do during a rolling blackout.
We also recommend that you review your department's Emergency Action Plan with your supervisor to determine how your area will respond to a power-loss situation.
Little or no notice is given to UCSD when a Stage 3 is issued by the ISO/SDG&E so protect and save your sensitive data/research now. Please go to http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/energy for more information.
You may also monitor, in real time, the Stage Emergency alert status by going directly to the CAL-ISO website at http://www.caiso.com/ where Alerts are posted immediately.
The ISO will issue warnings in three stages and UCSD will relay these warnings to the campus. We urge you to take the following actions at each stage:
* Stage 1 - Voluntary load reduction: Turn off all unnecessary lights and equipment within your control (fans, coffee machines, microwaves, etc.). If possible, do not start sensitive work.
* Stage 2 - Forced load reduction: UCSD will engage a global load-shedding program to reduce air conditioning loads in non-critical areas. Safely secure all sensitive work.
* Stage 3 - Blackout is imminent: This is your last chance to safely secure and save sensitive work.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Facilities Management's Customer Relations Manager Wendy Schiefer at (858) 534-0317 or UCSD's Energy Manager John Dilliott at (858) 822-2807.