Power outage likely again today

July 31, 2006

TVA has notified us that we are in a power Alert 1 status. Curtailment of MSU power without notice is a high probability again today, August 1, 2006. TWO OF TVA'S MAIN GENERATING UNITS REMAIN OUT OF COMMISSION TODAY. The possibility for having to kill MSU electrical power without warning is greatest from now until when the system loads peak this evening. TVA has already asked their VPI Users to get off line today (we are now a FPI User).
Please reduce any energy use you can. Back up your computer work and take action to mitigate any projects that might be in danger should we have to dump the campus load without notice. We will only do this if we are directed to by TVA but the possibility of having to do so is high.