Brad Hayward

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Power restored to most buildings

September 7, 2020 4:11 pm
Power has been restored to most buildings affected by the power outage reported earlier, except for the Beckman Center, where fire crews responded to an electrical fire believed to be associated with the outage. The fire, in a basement room, was extinguished by the Palo Alto Fire Department. No injuries were reported; a small number… Read more Power restored to most buildings

Power outage affects several campus buildings

September 7, 2020 12:19 pm
A power outage that began late Monday morning is affecting several buildings on the main Stanford campus. University teams have responded and are investigating the cause of the outage. There is currently no estimated time for power restoration. Affected facilities include those listed below: Graduate School of Business Schwab Residential Center Paul Allen Center RAF2… Read more Power outage affects several campus buildings

Update from President Tessier-Lavigne on wildfires, air quality, power supply

August 23, 2020 12:51 pm
Dear Stanford community, As those of you here in the Bay Area are all too aware, wildfires, poor air quality, unpredictable weather and power grid challenges are continuing to affect our region. I am writing this weekend to share some brief updates on these issues with all of you. First and most importantly, the thoughts… Read more Update from President Tessier-Lavigne on wildfires, air quality, power supply

Wildfire smoke: Take precautions; Dish closed

August 19, 2020 10:00 am
Wildfire smoke continues to be present in the area around Stanford today. As posted by airnow.gov, the nearest official reporting station in Redwood City had an Air Quality Index reading of 164 this morning, which is in the lower end of the Unhealthy range. We do not have a forecast for the coming days, though… Read more Wildfire smoke: Take precautions; Dish closed

Update on power outage

August 19, 2020 9:26 am
Power has been restored to all buildings affected by the outage earlier this morning except for the Fairchild Science Building. The cause of the outage has been determined to be the failure of a transformer at Fairchild. That building will be without normal power at least through this evening as repairs are determined and implemented.… Read more Update on power outage

Power outage affecting several campus buildings

August 19, 2020 6:45 am
A power outage is affecting several buildings on the west side of the main Stanford campus. Affected buildings are listed below. University teams have responded and the cause of the outage is being investigated. Building occupants should plan for a disruption of at least 4 hours. Some affected buildings have emergency backup power, but not… Read more Power outage affecting several campus buildings

Update on potential for rotating power outages

August 17, 2020 2:30 pm
PG&E reported today (Monday, August 17) that rotating power outages are likely to occur in California this afternoon and evening due to continued hot weather. The Stanford community is encouraged to help conserve energy and to make any preparations needed in the event of a power outage. Rotating outages can be ordered by the California… Read more Update on potential for rotating power outages

Monday update on wildfire smoke

October 28, 2019 11:31 am
Stanford health and safety officials are continuing to monitor the air quality situation due to smoke from the wildfires in Northern California. Air quality in the immediate local area improved this morning. However, the impacts of smoke in the Bay Area have been highly localized and changeable. Rather than blanketing the entire region, the smoke… Read more Monday update on wildfire smoke

Sunday evening wildfire smoke update

October 27, 2019 8:21 pm
Air quality in the area around the main Stanford campus has worsened over the last few hours as a result of the wildfires burning in Northern California. The best advice for this evening is to stay indoors, with windows closed, and minimize exposure to the smoky air. Drink plenty of water to help minimize potential… Read more Sunday evening wildfire smoke update

Update on power and wildfire smoke

October 25, 2019 12:31 pm
Stanford is continuing to monitor two issues in the Bay Area – ongoing PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs and the spread of smoke from a wildfire in the North Bay. While there is no emergency at Stanford at this time, we want to keep members of the university community updated on our monitoring and preparations… Read more Update on power and wildfire smoke

Power restored to all affected buildings

October 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Power has been restored to the Bookstore and Barnum Center.

Power restored to most affected buildings

October 16, 2019 4:19 pm
Power has been restored to almost all buildings that were affected by the overnight outage and the brief additional planned outage at 3:30 p.m. today. We expect power to be restored to the Bookstore and the Barnum Center early this evening. Initial assessment indicates that a failed power cable, located between Stern Hall and the… Read more Power restored to most affected buildings

Several buildings to lose power for 30 minutes at 3:30 p.m.

October 16, 2019 1:30 pm
In order to restore power to a number of buildings affected by the overnight power outage, several additional buildings on the main Stanford campus will need to lose power for 30 minutes at 3:30 p.m. today. An adjacent line serving these buildings needs to be powered down in order to power up a line originally… Read more Several buildings to lose power for 30 minutes at 3:30 p.m.

9:45 a.m. update on power

October 16, 2019 9:45 am
Technicians are working to restore power to affected buildings on the main Stanford campus. The affected student residences, along with most of the other buildings affected by the power outage, should see power begin to be restored after 12 noon today. Power will come back online in stages. LBRE reports that power to the Bookstore… Read more 9:45 a.m. update on power

8 a.m. update on power

October 16, 2019 8:02 am
Technicians have identified a fault believed to be the cause of the power outage affecting some buildings on the east side of the main Stanford campus. Electricians will be working to isolate it and then begin the process of re-energizing the line. It is estimated that fully restoring power in the area could take up… Read more 8 a.m. update on power

Update: Power outage on part of east campus

October 16, 2019 12:01 am
Crews are continuing to investigate a power outage that has affected some student residences and other buildings on the eastern side of the main Stanford campus. The estimated time of the outage is up to 7 hours, depending upon how quickly the source of the problem is identified and resolved. Some buildings in the affected… Read more Update: Power outage on part of east campus

Thursday update on PG&E power situation

October 10, 2019 8:47 am
The main Stanford campus, Stanford Redwood City and SLAC are open and operating, and there continues to be no indication that they will be affected by PG&E’s power shutoffs in the Bay Area. Additional shutoffs were implemented in the region overnight. PG&E is reporting this morning that customers in Santa Clara, San Mateo and several other counties… Read more Thursday update on PG&E power situation

Wednesday update on PG&E power situation

October 9, 2019 4:45 pm
The latest information from PG&E continues to indicate that the main Stanford campus, Stanford Redwood City and SLAC are not expected to be affected by the Public Safety Power Shutoffs in Northern California. Stanford will be open and operating on Thursday, October 10. PG&E postponed some of its planned shutoffs in the Bay Area from… Read more Wednesday update on PG&E power situation

Tuesday afternoon update on PG&E power situation

October 8, 2019 4:38 pm
There have been no further updates pertaining to Stanford this afternoon on the PG&E power shutoff situation in Northern California. Stanford will be open and operating on Wednesday, October 9. Please continue to refer to the links and resources below. For staff employees, if a PG&E power shutoff at your home or at your child’s… Read more Tuesday afternoon update on PG&E power situation

Tuesday morning update on PG&E power situation

October 8, 2019 10:08 am
The main Stanford campus, Stanford Redwood City and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory continue to be outside the areas that PG&E says could be affected by Public Safety Power Shutoffs beginning early Wednesday morning. The PG&E website has been updated with numbers of potentially affected customers in specific communities around Northern California. PG&E’s map of… Read more Tuesday morning update on PG&E power situation

Information on PG&E power

October 7, 2019 9:47 pm
PG&E announced today that it is considering Public Safety Power Shutoffs on Wednesday and Thursday in portions of many counties in Northern California and the Bay Area. These potential shutoffs are being considered due to expected high winds and elevated fire danger in the region on Wednesday and Thursday. At this time, Stanford sites including… Read more Information on PG&E power

Cooling curtailment ending

August 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Installation has been substantially completed on new temporary cooling towers for the chilled water system that cools many buildings on the main Stanford campus. The new towers expand chilled water capacity on the campus by 35 percent. The current Stage 1 and Stage 2 curtailment will be ending Monday morning. Campus buildings will have normal… Read more Cooling curtailment ending

Cooling curtailment remains at Stages 1-2

August 23, 2019 1:52 pm
Stage 1 and Stage 2 chilled water curtailment will continue on the main Stanford campus through the weekend. We will continue to monitor campus loads and weather forecasts. This will be the final update until Monday unless circumstances change. Please continue to consult the Chilled Water Curtailment Guide for additional information. Updates will be provided… Read more Cooling curtailment remains at Stages 1-2

Stage 3-4 curtailment ending

August 23, 2019 7:38 am
Due to lower temperature and humidity forecasts, Stage 3 and Stage 4 chilled water curtailment will be ending on the main Stanford campus starting immediately this morning. Chilled water service will return to Stage 3 and Stage 4 buildings throughout the morning. We expect to remain in Stage 1 and Stage 2 curtailment through the… Read more Stage 3-4 curtailment ending

Stage 4 cooling curtailment continues

August 22, 2019 3:26 pm
The main Stanford campus is continuing at a Stage 4 curtailment of the chilled water system. We expect the Stage 4 curtailment to continue into the evening, and we expect some level of curtailment to continue into the weekend, based on current heat and humidity forecasts. The situation is being monitored constantly, and updates will… Read more Stage 4 cooling curtailment continues

More information on Stages 1-4 curtailment

August 22, 2019 9:47 am
Stanford is continuing to implement Stage 1 through 4 Chilled Water Curtailment on the main Stanford campus this morning. Here is more information about the situation: CONDITIONS: Warm and very humid overnight conditions resulted in very large loads being pulled through the campus cooling system. The resulting reduction in our chilled water supply, combined with… Read more More information on Stages 1-4 curtailment

Chilled water curtailment Stages 1-4 today

August 22, 2019 7:34 am
Due to warm and very humid overnight conditions, forecast high temperatures and very high humidity today, and currently low chilled water thermal storage tank levels, Stanford needs to implement Stage 1 through 4 Chilled Water Curtailment starting immediately. Take immediate actions necessary to protect sensitive equipment. Please reference the below Chilled Water Curtailment Guide for… Read more Chilled water curtailment Stages 1-4 today

Air quality update

November 23, 2018 9:30 am
For those returning to the Stanford campus after travels elsewhere this week: Local air quality has improved substantially following rain and the diminishment of the Camp Fire in Butte County, which is now 95 percent contained. As of Friday morning, air quality readings at Stanford’s nearest official reporting station in Redwood City are back in… Read more Air quality update

Sunday air quality update

November 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Air quality in the area around Stanford has been slightly better over the weekend, though smoky and stagnant air continues to be predicted for the Bay Area over the next couple of days. At the official air quality measuring station nearest Stanford in Redwood City, air quality readings overnight were in the “unhealthy for sensitive… Read more Sunday air quality update

Friday afternoon update on air quality

November 16, 2018 3:40 pm
Stanford continues to monitor air quality conditions as a result of wildfire smoke. Official readings in the local area have continued to be in the “unhealthy” range today. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended its Winter Spare the Air Alert through Tuesday, November 20, saying that current conditions may persist until then.… Read more Friday afternoon update on air quality