Planned Electrical Power Shutdown August 2020

Planned Electrical Power Shutdown August 2020

The first phase of the campus electrical power upgrade was successfully completed in August 2019. Facilities must complete the next phase of the campus’ main transformer and 5kV high voltage electric switchgear retrofit project. As with the August 2019 work, all electrical power on the campus grid must be off so this second phase can be done safely and effectively.

The phase two upgrade—originally scheduled for May 11 through May 15, 2020—has been rescheduled to 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 through 5 p.m. on Monday, August 10. During this time, the campus will be closed to all non-essential personnel.

Just as they are during DVT, all Drew network systems will be remotely accessible during the power shutdown, and everyone will be asked to continue their work remotely during this time.

Additional details will be provided closer to the power shutdown. This information and future updates will be available on this webpage for your reference. Please direct any questions related to the planned electrical power shutdown to Facilities at facilities@drew.edu. Specific questions regarding personal work situations should be directed to your manager or the appropriate dean’s office, while technology-related concerns can be addressed to helpdesk@drew.edu.