Power has yet to be restored to the College of Business Building as of Thursday morning after a campus-wide power outage Wednesday, Sept. 5.
According to the Department of Public Safety’s tweet at 9:25 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, all classes in the Business Building being held before 1:30 p.m. would be canceled and students should look to their professors for further details.
The FSU Emergency Alert regarding the power outage went out at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday and power was not restored to the majority of campus until around 5:30 p.m.
According to Associate Vice President of the Physical Plant Michael Hughes, the believed reason behind the power out was the failure of the building transformer that serves the Business Building. The failure likely caused the circuit of the primary electrical service to fail as well, which ultimately knocked out the power substation that serves the whole campus.
The failed transformer in the Business Building was from 1972 and as of Thursday afternoon, Hughes said they were still searching for a replacement part to fix the transformer. The goal is to have the building up and running by Monday, Sept. 10.