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May 10, 2017 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, Medford/Somerville

This is a reminder from the Medford/Somerville Campus Facilities Department that on Saturday May 27, 2017 there will be a complete electrical shutdown from 6am until completion. This shutdown will only affect the Medford/Somerville Campus. If it rains on Saturday, May 27 the work will be performed Sunday, May 28 or Monday, May 29.

This years' shutdown will include the annual preventative maintenance on the main electrical grid and associated switching equipment, as well as electrical work to prepare for the New Central Energy Plant (CEP). This work greatly enhances the reliability of the critical electrical equipment on campus.

All buildings on the Medford/Somerville campus will experience electrical power disruption

Except: TAB, Bacon Hall, 520 Boston Ave, 550 Boston Avenue, 574 Boston Avenue, 196/200 Boston Avenue, Facilities Garage, Eliot Pearson Admin/School, 177 College Avenue, Cousens Gym, Gantcher Center, Tisch Fitness Center, Halligan Hall, Hooper Infirmary, 4 Colby St (Sci & Tech), 66 Colby St, 80 George St (Dame School), 51 & 58 Winthrop St, and all wood frame houses.

Stand-by generators will be provided by Facilities for the following locations: Miller Hall (telecom room) Pearson/Michael Buildings.

The following installed generators will operate: Dowling Hall (Police Station), South Hall (Life Safety), Cabot Hall (Life Safety), Barnum/Dana, Ballou Hall, West Hall and the Gifford House will be generated from the Barnum/Dana generator, Tisch Library (telecom only), Anderson Hall (critical lab loads), DeWick MacPhie (life safety).

Impact to other services:

-Should you be on the Medford/Somerville campus during this maintenance period, any building that is impacted by the electrical power shutdown will also experience disruption to Tufts’ Data Network. Network service to all other locations will remain in operation during this period, including Tufts Internet service, access from off-campus, and those services within the Tufts Datacenters, and on the Tufts Boston and Grafton campuses.

-Indicator lights on telephones will be impacted in all buildings affected by the shutdown.

-For all buildings affected by the electrical shutdown, it is strongly recommended to power off and un-plug all PC's, monitors, printers, refrigerators, room air conditioners, and answering machines before departing Friday May 26, 2017. There is NO need to un-plug Network Connections.

-Please remove all food items from refrigerators.

-Laboratories with fume hoods must plan to remove experiments from the fume hood. Please contact Jim Pearson at X-73970 to discuss issues pertaining to the electrical shutdown.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Please contact if you need additional information.  

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