Cold weather causes heat outages at Main Campus; boilers are back online

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(Feb. 2, 2011)--At approximately 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2, the South Thermal Energy plant boiler on the UTSA Main Campus shut down. Gas pressure was not able to keep up with the demand and the system went offline, causing a lack of steam to heat campus buildings.

UTSA Facilities staff got the system back online by 4:30 a.m., but steam was not at full heating capacity until approximately 11 a.m. Some buildings may be cooler than normal on Wednesday.

The North Thermal Energy plant boiler on the Main Campus went offline at 5 a.m., Wednesday, also because of the high demand and resultant lack of gas pressure to produce the steam required. This boiler is now online, but some buildings may be 5 to 6 degrees cooler than normal.

Facilities staff are working to restore full production of steam and normal heating in all buildings on the UTSA Main Campus.

For more information, call Facilities Work Control at 210-458-4262.