Statewide Power Problems May Affect SSRL


The power crisis affecting California and the northwestern US may have some implication for SSRL users during the current run. As the weather warms and summer temperatures soar, the state anticipates that demands for power may exceed available sources. SLAC's representatives are in discussions with state officials as to the circumstances under which SLAC would have to reduce power use to the point that accelerator operations would be curtailed. As of now, we do not anticipate that there will be many episodes in which SSRL will be subjected to a brownout before the end of the run. Therefore, we are maintaining our current operating schedule. We have no other details, but as more information becomes available, this page will be updated.

Last Updated: 19 APR 2001
Content Owner: C. Knotts
Page Editor: L. Dunn