August 18, 2011

Demand Response Audit August 24

As announced to the campus community on July 21, John Carroll is participating in a program with First Energy to monitor and reduce our electrical power usage during peak demand periods. First Energy has scheduled a required Demand Response audit for the afternoon of August 24. We will receive notification of the exact start time that morning and convey the time to the campus. The test will last approximately one to two hours.

During the test, the University will reduce electricity usage by powering all emergency and life safety equipment from generators. As one of the biggest users of electricity, air conditioning equipment will be shut off. Phones, power, and lighting to all offices will remain on. Internet access and email service will remain functional with the possibility of a momentary interruption in network access as these devices are transferred to backup batteries or emergency power. ITS recommends that you frequently save your work on your PC/workstation prior to and during the test period to avoid unintentional data loss. Depending on the outside air temperature, some building occupants may notice a slight increase in room temperature.

Please contact Bernie Beyer at extension 4317 or bbeyer@jcu.edu with any questions or concerns.