May 28, 2023

UMW Helps Avoid Area Electrical Brown Out

At the peak of last week’s heat wave, Dominion Power asked its large energy users along the East Coast to reduce consumption as much as possible. Last Wednesday, UMW asked the campus community to help manage the strain on the grid by allowing cooling temperatures to rise slightly and turn off electrical lights and equipment when not in use. Our UMW staff managing energy consumption led by Jay Sullivan, were also able to engage in several  innovative actions that further limited demand. The result was a significant drop in consumption which played a small part in avoiding potential rolling brown outs Wednesday afternoon.

Thank you for your participation in this critical effort.

Richard R. Pearce
Vice President for Administration and Finance and CFO