Facilities Services will conduct a test of the university’s ability to respond to emergency demand response events.
Case Western Reserve University participates in a voluntary
electricity-reduction program to help prevent massive electrical shutdowns, or
“blackouts,” across the regional electric grid.
The one-hour test will take place Tuesday, July 16, between
10 a.m. and 10 p.m. The time will be confirmed the day of the test.
During the test event, Facilities Services requests members
of the university community reduce demand by:
Turning off lights or window air conditioners in
Turning off desk lamps, or turning on desk lamps
and turning off overhead lights;
Running laptop computers on battery power, and
turning off non-essential technology such as external monitors;
Unplugging all chargers that are not in use (for
example: cell phones, laptops, iPads, etc.);
Powering down computers, copiers and other
electronic devices during lunch, and shutting off power strips.
There will be a minimal impact on the campus as a whole, as
Facilities Services will launch campus emergency generators and use the central
energy-management system to adjust HVAC systems and turn off lighting in public
areas. Room temperatures may vary slightly but should return to normal soon after
the test. No changes will be made to normal ventilation in laboratory