Dear LBNL Colleagues,
PG&E shut off power at the Lab’s main hill site at 10:01 p.m. today, Oct. 26, as part of their public safety power shutdown (PSPS). At this time, the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in Walnut Creek continues to have power. Berkeley Lab’s main hill site and JGI remain closed to all except emergency-essential personnel.
We will be advised by PG&E when re-energization at the main hill site will occur. When PG&E restores power to this location, operations staff will work as quickly as possible to execute the Lab’s power restoration plans in a safe and orderly manner. We will keep you updated throughout this process. Tomorrow, Oct. 27, we will let you know the return-to-work status of the main hill site and JGI.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that cover general closure information, business systems, user facilities, transportation, supervisor information, and UC Berkeley’s status, among other topics.
Deputy Director, Operations and
Chief Operating Officer