Baylor Open Today; Main Campus Not Affected by Electricity Brownouts

Feb. 2, 2011

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced this morning (Wednesday, Feb. 2) that because of soaring demand for electricity, they have order utilities to begin rotating electrical outages to compensate for a power shortage linked to the extreme cold weather. At this time, the rolling brownouts should not affect Baylor's main campus. Baylor is open and operational today, and classes are being held as scheduled.

However, some buildings off campus could be affected by the brownouts, including Robinson Tower, Piper Child Development Center, the School of Social Work (downtown Waco) and Floyd Casey Stadium, as well as areas around the campus.

Rotating outages are defined as "controlled, temporary interruptions of electric service, typically lasting 10-45 minutes per neighborhood."

If power stays off more than 15 minutes, customers should call ONCOR at 1-888-313-4747 to report the outage.

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