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Valle Verde campus to shut down this week for electrical upgrade

Updated: Feb 8, 2021

The electrical power serving the majority of Valle Verde Campus will be shut off on Saturday, February 6, 2021 starting at 12:00 am and be off until Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by midnight.

This is the first phase of four, designed to replace the existing underground cable that feeds power to the main campus buildings.

The existing underground cable is over 30 years old and in need of replacement.

Existing electrical transformers will also be replaced.

This first phase is the most intrusive and will require that the majority of the buildings at the Valle Verde Campus have the power shut off (refer to the drawing above).

The remaining three phases (which will be scheduled at a later date) will only require some of the buildings to be without power.

The completion of this project will provide the Valle Verde Campus with a new power grid and will provide greater electrical reliability for the entire campus.

These improvements will greatly reduce the chance of unplanned power outages.

This outage has been coordinated with VP Smith and Dean Rodarte with input from IT and PD.

We ask that all faculty and staff power down their computers on Friday the 5th of February prior to leaving.

In addition, since there will be no power in the buildings, PD will be locking all of the buildings.

Please do not attempt to enter the buildings during this period.

Thank you for all of your cooperation.

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