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PG&E Outage Resolved, Campus Returns to Primary Power Supply

September 25, 2022 3:38 pm
The PG&E transmission problem has been resolved, and the main Stanford campus has been returned to the primary power supply. PG&E is currently investigating the cause of the disruption. Thank you for your patience. As a reminder, in the event of any campus emergency, information and updates will be posted to emergency.stanford.edu as they become… Read more PG&E Outage Resolved, Campus Returns to Primary Power Supply

Potential for Rotating Outages Continues

September 7, 2022 3:19 pm
PG&E has again announced the possibility of rotating power outages today between 4 and 9 p.m. Stanford’s main campus again is not affected, but a portion of Stanford Redwood City could be affected. Conservation efforts prevented major outages on Tuesday. Once again today, a Flex Alert is in effect from 4 to 9 p.m., and… Read more Potential for Rotating Outages Continues

Rotating Outages Possible in Region

September 6, 2022 4:07 pm
PG&E has announced the possibility of rotating power outages today (Tuesday, Sept. 6) between 4 and 9 p.m. Stanford’s main campus is not affected by any of these planned outages; however, it appears that Stanford Redwood City could be affected. Rotating outages are subject to change and can be expanded, canceled or postponed depending on… Read more Rotating Outages Possible in Region

Power fully restored

July 13, 2022 6:32 pm
Repairs to the power line feeding Green Library East and the adjacent Coupa Cafe are complete. Power is now fully restored.

Repairs to power line continue

July 13, 2022 12:13 pm
Repairs to the power line feeding Green Library East and the adjacent Coupa Cafe are continuing today. We expect to restore power to these areas by the end of the day and will provide an update when power is restored.

Main campus power restoration underway

July 12, 2022 2:36 pm
University staff have identified and isolated the fault in the main campus power system to a line feeding Green Library East and the adjacent Coupa Cafe. Power has been restored to all buildings that were affected by today’s outage, with the exception of Green Library East and the adjacent Coupa Cafe. Repairs to the affected line… Read more Main campus power restoration underway

Teams working to identify power system fault

July 12, 2022 1:10 pm
Teams are working to identify the location of an underground fault within the main campus power system. Once identified, they hope to bring some buildings back online, however no timeline for power restoration is available right now. Please continue to check back regularly for updates.

University staff working to resolve partial power outage

July 12, 2022 10:59 am
University staff are working to resolve the partial power outage on the main campus, however they do not yet have an expected time of power restoration. The outage is within the campus power infrastructure and is not related to the recent PG&E outage that had previously affected the campus. We have notified participants of classes,… Read more University staff working to resolve partial power outage

PG&E working to repair line supplying main campus

June 23, 2022 7:05 pm
PG&E is working on repairs to its damaged equipment. We are cautiously optimistic, but cannot be certain, that full power will be restored to the main campus by this weekend. This timing could change. We hope to have more accurate information from PG&E by midday Friday. Once PG&E does restore the power supply to the… Read more PG&E working to repair line supplying main campus

Prioritizing available power, supporting students on campus

June 22, 2022 9:06 pm
During the power recovery process, health and safety, critical infrastructure, research continuity and student residences will continue to take priority. University staff has been working diligently to maximize the use of the limited power supply that is being provided by PG&E. As powering hospital and critical infrastructure has stabilized, we have been able to use… Read more Prioritizing available power, supporting students on campus

Main campus power disruption continues, classes canceled, remote work encouraged

June 22, 2022 5:01 pm
Although PG&E has not provided an update to power restoration, we are preparing for the possibility that it may take days. PG&E continues to provide a limited supply of power through a secondary line, but not enough to support the normal needs of the campus, especially during hot weather. This limited supply is dedicated to… Read more Main campus power disruption continues, classes canceled, remote work encouraged

Updates on Dining and Marguerite Service

June 22, 2022 2:28 pm
A reminder for students living on campus, that meals and respite spaces with air conditioning and outlets to charge electronics are available: Arrillaga Family Dining Commons – area of respite (24 hours per day) and dining Complimentary snacks and beverages 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Power strips for charging and wifi available Serving meals for… Read more Updates on Dining and Marguerite Service

Classes, day camps cancelled Wednesday, June 22

June 21, 2022 9:21 pm
There is no change to the status of the power outage on campus. PG&E has not provided an estimated time of power restoration, due to damage to their equipment located in the fire area near Emerald Hills. Employees who work on the main Stanford campus are encouraged to work from home tomorrow, Wednesday, June 22,… Read more Classes, day camps cancelled Wednesday, June 22

Update on power outage

June 21, 2022 6:18 pm
The power outage is affecting many parts of the Peninsula area and is believed to be associated with the Edgewood Fire burning in the Emerald Hills area. Cellular service is also affected in some parts of campus. PG&E has not provided an estimated time of restoration, and those on campus should prepare for the possibility… Read more Update on power outage

Power outage map, evacuation information

June 21, 2022 5:09 pm
Many parts of the Peninsula are affected by the ongoing power outage. View the PG&E outage map. For those that live near the fire area, visit community.zonehaven.com for evacuation information and follow @CALFIRECZU for fire updates.

Update on power outage

June 21, 2022 4:55 pm
Limited backup power is in use. Level 4c chilled water curtailment is in effect, and efforts to restore cooling equipment for critical infrastructure are underway. There is no ETA for restoration of power to the greater campus area. Smoke from nearby fires may be visible from campus, but there is no threat to campus at this… Read more Update on power outage

Smoke visible, no threat to campus

June 21, 2022 4:10 pm
Smoke from nearby fires may be visible from the Stanford campus, but is no threat to the campus at this time.

Power Outage

June 21, 2022 3:20 pm
A power outage is affecting many parts of the Stanford campus. One of the main PG&E transmission lines feeding the campus is reportedly down. Efforts are under way to try to transfer power to an alternate line. No ETA at this time. Prepare for chilled water curtailment.

Power is restored, campus is operating normally

October 25, 2018 6:21 am
Power has been restored to campus buildings, and the campus will be operating normally on Thursday. The source of Wednesday’s power outage, which affected a portion of the campus, was traced to a cable failure at a transformer serving the new Bass Biology Building, which has been under construction and has not yet been occupied.… Read more Power is restored, campus is operating normally

Guidance for entering labs when power is restored

October 24, 2018 8:05 pm
If your lab has experienced a sustained loss of power, please refer to these safety instructions prior to re-entering the lab: Post Power Outage Laboratory Re-entry Guidance A list of affected buildings is available in previous posts, below.

Power restored to most campus buildings

October 24, 2018 8:04 pm
Power has been restored to most buildings on campus that earlier were affected by a power outage. Power has not been restored to the following buildings: Anderson Collection Stauffer I Stauffer II Psychiatry Academic and Clinic (401 Quarry) Roth Way Garage Mudd Chemistry Gilbert Biology Paul Allen Building Chemistry Gazebo The remaining buildings will remain… Read more Power restored to most campus buildings

Additional information regarding the power outage

October 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Crews continue working to restore power to affected parts of the campus. The process is expected to take at least several hours as individual circuits are tested and restored. The cause of the outage is still undetermined. We plan to provide further updates between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Please review previous posts below for lab… Read more Additional information regarding the power outage

Update on power outage, impact on evening classes

October 24, 2018 5:06 pm
Land, Buildings and Real Estate is continuing to work on restoring power to affected buildings, though the process is expected to take several hours. Building access: Please be aware that card-system access to some buildings may be affected during the outage. Phone access: Office phones may be impacted by the power outage; in an emergency,… Read more Update on power outage, impact on evening classes

Additional information regarding power outage

October 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Roughly 55 buildings on campus have lost power. Affected areas of campus include, but are not limited to Pampas Lane Graduate School of Business Arrillaga Alumni Center parts of Athletics parts of the School of Medicine Hoover Tower Clark Center Littlefield Center It is estimated that it will take approximately 4 hours to restore power… Read more Additional information regarding power outage

Additional lab safety recommendations

October 24, 2018 4:15 pm
Lab researchers in buildings affected by power outage: Please cease any work with hazardous materials, and secure and leave the lab. Further updates when available.

Lab safety protocols during power outage

October 24, 2018 4:06 pm
At this time, a power outage is still affecting an estimated one third of the campus. Buildings are operating on backup generators. LBRE is working to restore power. Ventilation may be impacted with the outage. Lab researchers in affected buildings, please cease any work with hazardous materials at this time, until power is restored. Please… Read more Lab safety protocols during power outage

Power failure affecting a significant portion of the campus

October 24, 2018 4:04 pm
At approximately 3:00 pm, an estimated one third of Stanford’s campus lost power. Land, Buildings and Real Estate (LBRE) is investigating and working to restore power as soon as possible. Please be aware that local buildings without generators may start to lose network and voice services as battery backups run out.