The Division of Finance and Administration and University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations are working closely with our energy utility, Pacific Power, on a plan to improve the safety and reliability of the Corvallis campus power grid. 

This effort calls for planned, short term power outages on campus to make necessary updates. OSU and Pacific Power will provide advance notice and back-up power resources to minimize the impact of these short-term outages.

The next planned outage will be June 20, 21 and 22, 2019.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the power outage, please contact Anita Azarenko, associate vice president for university facilities, infrastructure and operations. 


Next planned Outage - June 20, 21, and 22, 2019


March 28 planned outage

- Updated Monday, April 1, 2019 - 8:49 am

Repairs were completed ahead of schedule and power has been restored.  The March 28 planned outage was a success!

Planned Outage: June 20-22, 2019

There will be a planned power outage Thursday, June 20 beginning at 6 a.m. and lasting through Saturday, June 22 at 6 p.m. The affected buildings will be on backup power and will experience minimal disruption. 

The work to be performed by Pacific Power includes replacing switches and cables that feed various buildings along SW Jefferson Way. 


The following buildings will be open and running on backup power during this outage:  

  • Langton Hall
  • Waldo Hall

In addition, the following buildings will be closed and without power for two hours on Thursday, June 20 from 6 to 8 a.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 4 to 6 p.m.:

  • Fairbanks Hall
  • Moreland Hall


With backup generators in place, we expect that most employees’ work schedules will not be impacted. However, hourly classified employees and salaried non-exempt classified and unclassified employees scheduled to work in these buildings on June 20 and June 22 during times when buildings are without power should work with their supervisors regarding this temporary interruption. Supervisors may approve employees’ requests for a temporary flexible work schedule, a temporary reassignment to another location (if possible), or request use of vacation leave, personal leave or compensatory time for missed time.

For more information regarding work scheduling during these outages, please refer to the OSU website regarding Interruptions of University Operations. Employees who are working in one of the buildings that will be temporarily closed may request leave using the Employee Leave Request form. Employees who would like to request a temporary change to their work schedule should utilize the Flexible Work Schedule Request form or request the temporary change in EmpCenter.

This work is needed to improve the stability of the Corvallis campus electrical grid and university operations. Planned outages will be announced as far in advance as possible and we will work closely with the occupants to minimize negative consequences. The university is currently developing a 12-month Outage Plan and a 5-year Outage Forecast, designed to lessen the impacts of the outages on campus.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the power outage, please contact Anita Azarenko, associate vice president for university facilities, infrastructure and operations. If you have questions or concerns regarding employee work time or leave, please contact Employee Relations.