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 December 19 to 21, 2019.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the power outage, please contact Joe Majeski, director of facilities services. 

Updates

September 5 outage complete

 

June 29 outage complete

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFFECTED EMPLOYEES

During these service interruptions, 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 when buildings are without power should consult with their supervisors regarding work schedules during these temporary interruptions. For more information regarding work scheduling, please refer to the instructions regarding Interruptions of University Operations.

We apologize for any inconvenience that may occur temporarily during these important power grid improvements. Meanwhile, the university’s Power Grid Updates website has the latest information and frequently asked questions about planned updates and service interruptions.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the power outage, please contact Joe Majeski, director of facilities services. If you have questions or concerns regarding employee work time or leave, please contact Employee Relations.