MacNider Electrical Outage rescheduled for June 22 - 24

The outage will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, June 22, and to continue until mid-morning on Sunday, June 24, or as needed to complete installation of new electrical equipment and service. Anything in cold rooms that must be kept cold should be transferred to refrigerators in labs. Also, office desktop remote connections will not be operational during the outage period.

The maintenance shop is replacing the aging transformers in MacNider Hall, and we have already had a short scheduled electrical outage to start the project.

The emergency power will be on during the outage. None of the cold rooms have emergency power, creating the need for anything that should remain cold to be transferred to refrigerators in labs. Make sure that all the essential freezers, refrigerators and cold boxes are plugged into emergency outlets.

If you need more emergency outlets, please contact Jaya Ghosh (919-201-4248, jaya_ghosh@med.unc.edu) as soon as possible.

We are requesting that people should not plan to do any work in MacNider during the outage. Office desktop remote connections will not be operational during the outage period.

Finally, during the outage, the building will have very little airflow in the HVAC system. For this reason, we request that laboratory folks keep their doors to the labs open, so that a little air can circulate from the corridor.

If you have any questions about the outage, please contact Mike Proctor, supervisor for the Campus Maintenance Electrical Shop, at 919-201-7754.

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