Sunday’s power outage cancelled


A 12-hour power outage originally scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled due to conflicts with campus organizations, according to an e-mail from Assistant Director of Electrical Systems Department George Bates.

After Bates received responses that voiced conflicts with the recommended time frame of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the electrical shutdown was cancelled the following day, according to the e-mail.

Attempts to reach Bates and Richard Bryan, associate director of operations for the TCU Physical Plant, in time for publication were unsuccessful.

Due to the unexpected power outage that occurred last Friday, power must be shut off in order for the TCU Physical Plant to conduct hands-on repairs, cleaning and further assessment of the damage, Bates wrote. This effort would have to be done as soon as possible in order to minimize the possibility of another outage on campus.

The campus-wide electrical system outage occurred when a medium voltage cable failed and caused a disruption to the electrical service connected to many buildings between University and Stadium drives, Bates wrote. Those buildings were transferred to another feeder later that morning to restore power.

Although the e-mail was sent to all university faculty and staff, the power outage notification was not sent to the student body.