Southern California Edison electrical test
Posted: September 16, 2013
SCE has informed the Colleges that they plan to schedule a Base Interruptible Program (BIP) event sometime this week as allowed by their contract so that SCE can evaluate the BIP program.
The Colleges are required to reduce our non-essential electrical usage, such as HVAC, lighting, etc. during the BIP event to reduce the electrical load on the system. You may recall the Colleges had this BIP test event in September 2011 and 2012 and that these test events lasted about 2-3 hours in prior years. SCE will give us little notice if they proceed with the test and may decide to postpone or cancel the event.
We will notify the community if SCE triggers the test. You will still have lights and access to your computers during the test period, but the chillers will be off so there will be no air conditioning during that time.
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