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Heating Plant might perform electrical power load shed

July 22, 2016

hotWith the hot weather alert from now until Monday, July 25, NIU has been notified by its Demand/Response Program management company that the university might need to perform an electrical power load shed.

This could happen at anytime from now through Monday. NIU usually is notified at least 30 minutes before needing to reduce the electrical load, but it can be as short as 15 minutes. The reduced power period is usually an hour.

Just as the test was performed June 23 of this year, campus users will not lose electrical power.

Heating Plant staff will shut down HVAC equipment for the required period, except for essential spaces. Some people might notice their spaces becoming warm and stuffy.

NIU participates in this voluntary demand/response program to help lower the costs of our utilities and receive rebates. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

For more information, call (815) 753-1151 or (815) 753-1791.