2023 Island Mode Testing

Approved Date for Scheduled Island Mode Testing - Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

Contact Information:

Rick Tabor, Utilities Electrical Distribution Superintendent, UE Interm Co-Director 

CPFM Work Control Center  541-346-2319

CPFM Utilities and Energy is scheduling Island Mode testing for Wednesday, March 29th between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.  The date was moved to Wednesday, March 29th following feedback from campus partners. 

The Island Mode testing will follow up on the December failure to determine the root cause of the problem. The island mode procedure will be attempted several times throughout the scheduled test period.  As a result, short-duration power outages may occur at any time throughout the testing period.  Utilities and Energy will have engineers who designed the equipment and service technicians onsite to assist us in determining the cause of the failure.  The electrical distribution system redundancy and resiliencies depend upon the proper functioning power generation system and island mode capabilities.

Utilities and Energy would like to thank the campus community for the timely feedback and for being flexible for this critical testing.

Special Instructions:  Please shut down and unplug all multi-function copier devices as well as any printers during scheduled power outages. The software on these machines can be negatively affected due to the power surge when the power is turned back on.  A power surge can corrupt the clone files in the machines and change preconfigured settings.  For questions, please contact Kati Kronholm at 541-346-5370 or katik@uoregon.edu.