AlertSU messages that are currently relevant.
Power restored to main campus through secondary PG&E line
Power restored to campus through secondary PG&E line. More information at https://emergency.stanford.edu.
Main campus power outage
AlertSU: Power restoration efforts underway following outage at main Stanford campus. Details at https://emergency.stanford.edu.
Potential for Rotating Power Outages Continues
ALERTSU: 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 everyone is encouraged to conserve energy during this period to help prevent rotating outages from occurring.
For continuing updates on the possibility of rotating outages during this week’s heat wave, consult the PG&E website. You can verify if your address is scheduled for a planned outage on this PG&E page: https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/planning-and-preparedness/safety-and-preparedness/find-your-rotating-outage-block/find-your-rotating-outage-block.page#find-your-block-for-rotating-outage.
Information and resources on navigating the current heat wave remain available at https://emergency.stanford.edu.
Rotating Power Outages Possible in Region
ALERTSU: 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 conservation efforts.
Verify if your address is scheduled for a planned outage at the PG&E website.: https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/planning-and-preparedness/safety-and-preparedness/find-your-rotating-outage-block/find-your-rotating-outage-block.page
Heat wave tips and respite areas available
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of California, beginning Saturday morning and continuing through Tuesday evening.
While the regional heat wave will most severely impact inland areas of the state, the potential for widespread strain on the power grid has resulted in a State of Emergency declaration for the California power grid, including a warning of the possibility of rolling blackouts. While rolling blackouts are possible, this is unlikely to affect campus, barring a very large-scale grid event.
University staff are taking measures to prepare campus for this coming heat wave and will remain informed on potential impacts to campus. You are encouraged to take steps to prepare – whether you are on campus or elsewhere. Visit emergency.stanford.edu for preparedness tips and information on respite spaces.