UW Emergency Management

August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017 (Campus Power Outage)

A series of sporadic regional power outages impacted the areas adjacent to the UW campus.  Beginning at 9:40 am and ending around 2:00 pm, these Seattle City Light power “spikes” and temporary outages caused the UW Power Plant to shut down twice for a short period of time.  Many off-campus residence halls east of campus near the U-Village Shopping Center were impacted.  Main campus mechanical systems, elevators, electrical circuits and communications systems had to be reset due to the power spikes.  Temporary loss of the UW Power Plant boilers caused temporary reduction of hot water and steam to the UW Medical Center, impacting the surgical schedules for the day.