A memo from Ken Ramey, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Dear Colleagues,

Duke Energy has requested that we curtail electrical consumption as much as possible to help them meet high area demand. The curtailment event will start at noon and end at 8 p.m. today, July 16. This action is necessary because of extended high energy demand due to the high temperatures we are experiencing. It is anticipated that the electrical system in our area will be taxed which could result in localized outages, “brown outs,” and high energy prices.

As a result, we will be selectively reducing air conditioning in larger unoccupied spaces and shutting down non-life-safety equipment where possible. In some areas of campus, room temperatures may actually be cooler than normal. While this may seem counter to conserving electric, it occurs because we will shut down the reheat systems in those areas.

To help us do our share we are asking that you turn off unnecessary lighting and shut down or unplug any electrical or electronic equipment that will not be in use for an hour or more. We have also asked our maintenance staff to reduce corridor lighting where possible, turn off lights in all unoccupied rooms and shut down some electrical equipment. If you believe reduced lighting levels in an area is unsafe please turn the lights back on or notify Facilities Management and we will do so.

Again, this event is to start at noon today, July 16, and will end at 8 p.m. We appreciate your support in helping us reduce consumption during this critical period. If you have questions or concerns please contact Facilities Management at (859) 572-1927. If your concern involves IT or AV equipment please contact IT at (859) 572-6911.

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