Electric Fault Knocks UAF Power Plant Off-Line

University of Alaska Fairbanks officials say the university's power plant was shut down by an electric fault, briefly leaving the campus without heat, electricity and phone service.

Tools

by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- University of Alaska Fairbanks officials say the university's power plant was shut down by an electric fault, briefly leaving the campus without heat, electricity and phone service.

 

The coal-fired plant was knocked off-line Tuesday by work being done at a nearby switch house.

 

The electric fault also shut down the boilers at the power plant and disconnected UAF from the larger electric grid at about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

 

The campus was reconnected to the Golden Valley Electric Association grid at about 9:30 a.m., and electricity appeared to be fully restored within 30 minutes.

 

UAF spokeswoman Marmian Grimes says UAF power plant crews expected the campus power plant to be fully operational again sometime Tuesday.

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 1000 Characters Left

Coastal Television | AK News, Weather and Sports | and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.