Power returns to campus after extended outage

This morning, after two full days of large-scale power outage, power is slowly being restored to campus and University operations will resume on Saturday, Stanford announced.

The alert, sent to the Stanford community at 11:09 a.m., shared that “PG&E continues to work on the Jefferson Line which supplies power to Stanford’s main campus,” and that the supplier has “also been able to provide the campus with power at the line currently supplying our backup power, allowing the process of full power restoration to begin.

Students and faculty on campus should expect power to return in increments throughout the day and weekend, as crews assess buildings to ensure its operations can go from strength to strength. before, indicates the update.

Stanford also pledged to resume summer session classes on Monday, writing that students should seek information from their instructors for course updates. Main campus employees have been instructed to return to their routines before the disruption, and labs will also gradually reopen once power is restored.

The University advised that when returning to accommodation and workstations, “ensure that cooking and heating appliances are safely turned off” and check for any equipment that is not working properly. Foods in refrigerators and freezers can be spoiled and should also be discarded. Students affected by the power outage can file a Power Outage Assistance claim to cover food spoilage, eating out due to lack of access to cooking facilities and medication replacement, a a University spokesperson told the Daily. Students are eligible for a $100 emergency stipend to help with expenses and additional funding for medication replacement. As for those in the research spaces, the University encourages them to also check “any heating or heat-generating equipment that may have been left in the position and survey work spaces.”

“We would like to thank members of our campus community for your patience over the past few days,” university officials wrote, “and especially thank the incredible groups of university staff who have worked without break to restore power, support students living on campus and support research.

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