Dear LBNL Colleagues,
The Lab is continuing to prepare for a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS) as outlined in the Level One message yesterday in the absence of formal notice from PG&E. We will continue with the shutdown preparations until we hear different information from PG&E.
We received informal notice yesterday that PG&E will shut off power as early as 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, as part of their PSPS. In order to prepare the site, the Lab will be closed to all except emergency-essential personnel today, Tuesday, Nov. 19 as of 3 p.m.
Here is some important information:
Please coordinate a time to leave the Lab with your supervisor so we do not have a back up on the roads leaving at 3:00 p.m.
Rockridge and North Berkeley shuttles will start running at noon. The Upper Hill shuttle will begin running at 1 p.m. All shuttles EXCEPT Potter will cease operation at 3 p.m. Potter will continue to run between Downtown Berkeley BART and our off-site locations on its regular schedule through the rest of the day and during the PSPS.
The cafeteria will have minimal lunch service, and the coffee bar and the cafeteria will close at 1:00 p.m.
Release your time before leaving work today if you work on the Lab’s main site.
We will continue to keep you informed. We know that a shutdown is disruptive and appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare the Lab.
Deputy Director, Operations and
Chief Operating Officer