Due to the current heat, the electrical utility grid for western North America is experiencing peak load issues that could impact the university’s ability to meet peak cooling demands on North Campus.
As a licensed member of the Alberta Electrical System Operator, the university is expected to do its part to decrease the electrical load and may be requested to shed loads on campus in order to help maintain the stability of the grid system.
As part of the University's Emergency Preparedness Planning, Facilities and Operations has documented detailed plans to shed non-essential cooling loads on campus should the need arise. The plan prioritizes all systems on campus in order to shed the lowest priority system in an effort to maintain high priority areas in service.
The university is not anticipating any full power shut downs.
More information will be shared as it becomes available.