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In order to improve the reliability of the electrical system supplying the UTEP campus, the Facilities Services department has been working closely with the El Paso Electric Co. to upgrade critical infrastructure feeding electricity to the campus.

To ensure the safety of the personnel completing this work, the entire system will need to be powered down during the connection of new electrical lines and the installation of an automatic transfer switch.

As a result, the main campus will be without power and HVAC from Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015.

Backup generators and temporary feeds will be functioning at strategic locations to sustain certain operations, critical research and housing. All other equipment will be shut down.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as UTEP completes this important power upgrade. Inquiries regarding this outage should be directed to the Facilities Services department at x7116.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE RESEARCH THAT CANNOT BE INTERRUPTED?

Call Facilities Services at x7116 to discuss your specific circumstances. Essential functions will be powered in certain buildings containing critical research materials.

CAN I SEND AND RECEIVE EMAIL FROM HOME AND ACCESS UTEP WEB PAGES DURING THE OUTAGE?

Yes. The following IT services WILL be available off campus during the outage and from campus buildings not affected by the power outage:

• Email
• Library Servers
• Goldmine
• VPN
• Internet
• Banner
• PeopleSoft
• Blackboard

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OUTAGE?

Town hall meetings in your campus neighborhood are scheduled in early December.

Monday, December 1 • 11a.m.
Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 106

Tuesday, December 2 • 10:30 a.m.
Chemistry & Computer Science Bldg., Room G.0208

Wednesday, December 3 • 3 p.m.

Physical Plant, Facilities Services Classroom 113

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR THE OUTAGE?

• Identify skeleton crew personnel who will require support from temporary facilities by Dec. 1 and notify Facilities Services at x7116

• Before you leave your office for the holidays:

– Empty and unplug your refrigerators
– Turn off and unplug your computer and other electronics
– Take delicate plants home
– Take home foods and medicines that require temperature control


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