Skip to Content

Sporadic electrical outages possible on Saturday

Posted by University News Service

Aug. 30, 2010


The Texas State Facilities Department is working with the City of San Marcos Electrical Utilities preparing to re-route the Hilltop Electrical Service Feed to the Co-Generation Plant.  On Saturday, Sept. 4, from 6 a.m. until about 11 a.m., there will be very short periods (a few seconds at a time) of electrical service outages to multiple buildings on campus.  In the event of heavy rain, or other unforeseen delays, the work and outages will be rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 5, starting at 6 a.m.


The following buildings may be affected by these brief power outages:


Arnold Hall,  Academic Services Building North & South,  Burleson Hall,  Butler Hall,  Centennial,  College Inn,  Evans Auditorium,  Falls Hall,  Health Professions Building,  Hornsby Hall, Math/Computer Science (MCS),  Matthews Street Garage,  Mitte Complex,  Psychology,  San Marcos Hall,  Smith Hall,  Supple Science,  Taylor Murphy  and the Theatre Center.


Buildings and/or building systems that require generators have been identified, and generators will be placed into use in advance of the outage.  It is recommended that those individuals, or departments with sensitive electronic systems shut them down in an orderly manner before the event, then restart once stability returns.


The Facilities Department apologizes for any inconveniences these electrical outages may cause.  A detailed plan by the hour is currently assembled and is being reviewed by the Facilities Department during the weekly coordination meetings being held at the Physical Plant Building every Thursday until the electrical work is completed.


Please do not hesitate to contact Chuck Teichner ( at 245-2202, or Guillermo Nieri ( at 245-6198, with any questions, or concerns, regarding these outages. 


Facilities Department appreciates your feedback and will make every effort to accommodate your concerns.


Thank you for your patience and understanding during these necessary electrical operations.