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Electrical Load Shedding Event Today

Wilkes has received a request from our energy provider to curtail our energy usage today, August 4th, between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 
Pursuant to this request, the following actions will need to take place on campus:
  • Facilities will begin to reduce physical plant mechanical loads (pumps, HVAC etc.) without compromising the health and safety of personnel, physical plant assets or designated special requirements
  • Campus Community will inform each other of the need to reduce loads and take individual actions such as:
    • Turning off all non-vital or unused equipment such as: copiers, coffee pots, personal fans, lab equipment, radios and so forth
    • If printers, monitors and computers are not being used during this period, please shut them off
    • Turn off all lights in unoccupied rooms and reduce lighting where possible
    • Close window blinds or shades
    • Keep windows closed (Opening the windows will allow heat & humidity into the building and increase the length of time for the building to cool once the air conditioning resumes)

These efforts will significantly improve our ability to successfully reach the desired electrical load shedding.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Charlie Cary
Executive Director of Facilities