Facilities Management

Annual Utility Outages

Background

Facilities Management developed a 5-year rotating plan to service the 12,470-volt switchgear and associated breakers on campus.  The campus electrical distribution system depends on this equipment being in good working condition.  We understand that shutting off the power can be inconvenient, but by taking a proactive approach and planning this maintenance in May, we reduce the chance of an unplanned failure during the academic year.

The 2019 steam shutdown and power outage is scheduled to take place the week following Spring Commencement (May 5 – 10, 2019).

If there are questions or concerns with this plan, please contact Facilities Management at 487-2303.

If you have any questions about the IT outage during these times, contact IT help at ithelp@mtu.edu or 487-1111.