July 22, 2014 ALL

Today: Energy Reduction Day

Due to a forecast of high temperatures throughout both the East Coast and our area, PJM and FirstEnergy are expecting the demand for electricity to be high today. In order to be good citizens as well as help reduce the likelihood of brownouts, John Carroll has been asked to reduce our power usage from 2-8 p.m. today. In order to accomplish this, we will be following a modified Peak Load Contribution Plan due to summer classes and camps. This plan includes items such as:

  • Manually start and load all emergency generators. This will cause a momentary (less than one second) power interruption to all equipment on emergency circuits during the transfer to generator and the transfer to utility. Generators for the academic buildings will be started at 8 a.m. to limit the impact of the power transfer.
  • Shutdown all air conditioning except approved exceptions.
  • Turn off domestic hot water pumps for all buildings.

Visit the Summer Energy website for more specifics on the Peak Load Contribution Plan.