IUP Cogeneration Plant Power Interruption, June 26

Posted on 6/27/2012 12:43:49 PM

At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, the electrical power to the university was interrupted as a result of a malfunction in the power protective circuitry.

The equipment failure, which was an extremely unusual circumstance, prevented the plant from generating its own electricity.

After a thorough search for the problem, the failure point was identified, corrected, and power was restored at approximately 3:00 p.m.

The failure mode was so unusual that we do not expect a reccurrence of an outage of the same nature.

Division of Administration and Finance