Electrical Power Shutdowns: Dec. 19, 2022 - Jan. 18, 2023


The following classrooms will be affected by ongoing electrical work and not be available:

  • Saturday 1/28, 5am-7pm: Classrooms B09a, B10, 104, 105, 106, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113,  & 304

The power shutdown calendar last updated 1/10/23:: Electrical Power Shutdown Calendar

Special Notice to 1-4 Floor North building occupants:

As you may be aware, we have encountered several issues over the past few weeks of the Electrical Infrastructure Project. These issues amounted to several delays in the schedule. As a result of these delays, we will need to perform several additional power shutdowns of 120v and 208v outlet power that will affect the north side of the building on floors 1-4. Please see the attached plan of each floor and the areas that will be affected and when they will be affected. In most cases we can provide temporary power to an office space or lab. This temporary power is limited to 120v cord runs.If you feel you may need a temporary power supply to continue your preparation for the semester please, feel free to reach out to me as soon as you are able to do so. We will determine whether we are able to meet your power needs with temporary power or we need to reschedule the shutdown.

What to expect on the day that power is shutdown in your area:

  • Power outage will be limited to 110v and 208v power outlets only.
  • Power will be out for a minimum of 8-12 hours depending on your location.
  • Power shutdowns will all begin at 5am.
  • All of the actual work will be performed in the SC Main Electrical Room in the basement level.

Although we prefer to perform these shutdowns during the day, We are prepared to change course if the shutdown will impact your ability to prepare for the start of the semester.

Harvard Yard Mail Center Operations and Hours During Science Center Electrical Shutdowns [Dec. 19, 2022, - Jan. 18, 2023]

Electrical Power Shutdown Information Slideshow: 12/15/22


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  • Serving as the center for coordination of activities related to energy management, environmental health, and safety (EH&S)