The Facilities Engineering department will perform required service work on main voltage regulators, and this will affect power throughout campus.

The work, which involves 23,000 volts of electrical power to be switched among regulators, will be done in three phases, starting Sunday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 a.m. During each phase, there will be an overhead announcement before the switch is open and again when it is closed.

The process will affect J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, including the northeast and southeast towers, as well as the Physician Office Center, Eye Institute, Chestnut Ridge Center, and the Cancer Institute. The switching technology will only generate a brief interruption in power. In the event that the switching sequence fails, emergency generators will take over.

The phasing and power interruptions will take place as follows:

Phase 1: 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Phase 2: 8 a.m. and  12:30 p.m.
Phase 3: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

To prepare for this event, WVU Medicine employees are asked to shut off computers and all non-life supporting equipment (all equipment that may be sensitive to emergency generator test conditions) either at the end of business on Friday or before the outage Sunday.  

E-mail your concerns to David Everly.