Facilities crews are executing the Lab’s power restoration plan this morning in a safe and orderly manner.
The Lab’s main location will remain closed for business today, Friday, Oct. 11, and other Lab locations including JGI, Emery Station East, Potter Street, and OCFO, remain open. If you have an office or lab on the UC Berkeley campus, check its website for status. Our primary objective is safety and restarting the laboratory facilities. We will continue to update you over the next few days on our progress.
The restoration work is done following detailed procedures, where power is first restored to a building, and then systems such as heating and air conditioning, fire alarms, elevators, and chillers are restarted. Each piece of equipment is then turned on and tested for safe and stable operations.
During this time, only emergency-essential personnel approved to be on site will be permitted on the hill. Unless you have been specifically recalled to assist with our power recovery efforts, please do not come to the Lab until you are instructed to do so.
Although we expect this process to take approximately 36 hours, I want to stress that we will take the time needed to do this safely.
Deputy Lab Director for Operations and
Chief Operating Officer