Extensive JLab Power Outage Over Holiday Shutdown

Extensive JLab Power Outage Over Holiday Shutdown

December 13, 2011

There will be a power outage for much of the Jefferson Lab campus, from 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, through 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. The power outage is necessary for several planned maintenance and construction activities.

The following facilities and areas will be locked and inaccessible during the power outage:
Test Lab (Building 58)
CTF (Building 57)
Building 59
EEL (Building 90)
CEBAF Center (Building 12)
Trailers 34D and 34E
Central Materials Storage Area (CMSA)

Power is scheduled to be restored and systems back on line for normal operations starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2 (when most people will begin returning to work after the holiday shutdown).

The power outage will not affect the ARC, VARC, Buildings 13 and 19, Guard Post 2, the RadCon buildings and trailers or the Accelerator Site.

More information regarding preparations for the shutdown power outage will be available on Insight in the coming weeks.

Contact Paul Powers, Facilities Management and Logistics department, ph. 876-1780, with questions regarding the power outage.

Computing Services Outage Will Precede Power Outage

Leading into the power outage, the Information Technology Division will be conducting maintenance on equipment in the Computer Center. JLab computer account holders will not have access to any central computing services from 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 (when the holiday shutdown begins) through 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23. Services that will be offline include: JLab's public web site; lab email; printers; calendars; access to central file services, such as the J, K, L and M drives; home directories, group areas, as well as all MIS applications and business services applications.

Please note that because outages of the central computing systems are rare and there are dependencies on electric work, the time needed to restore all systems to normal operations is only an estimate.

Many systems across the lab do not recover from a central services outage without human intervention. Work center supervisors and/or building custodians who have essential systems that require human intervention to restore them to operation should make arrangements with Facilities Management & Logistics before the holiday break begins. FM&L contacts include:
Paul Powers, electrical systems: ph. 876-1780
Carroll Jones, HVAC systems: ph. 876-1778
Dave Kausch, fire protection and facility access systems: ph. 876-1187

Once computing services are re-established, individuals should be able to access most computing services, including email accounts, remotely/from home during the remainder of the holiday break.

For additional information about the Computer Center outage, contact the IT Division Helpdesk, x7155, before the holiday shutdown begins.

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