SCHEDULED POWER SHUT-OFF: TUESDAY, APRIL 3 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Posted By msuarez on March 30, 2018
On Tuesday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the power will be intermittently shut-off in order to conduct mandatory testing of the emergency generator back-up system and elevators in case of an actual power outage.
Your Unit: The power may shut-off to your unit intermittently during the testing. Expect your HVAC and other appliances to turn off. Once the power is turned back on your appliances should resume regular working order however, you may have to reset your cable box, clocks, electronic or HVAC systems.
Elevators: When the power shuts-off the elevators are designed to automatically go to the Ground Lobby level of the building. Expect limited use or delay of the elevators during this time.
Common Areas: The residential hallways, stairwells and other areas of the building may have dimmed lighting. You will still be able to safely see but areas just won’t be as brightly lit. The FOB/Garage Gate system may temporarily be disabled the moment the power shuts off but should quickly return to normal once the generator turns on which takes less than a few seconds.
DO NOT PANIC OR CALL 9-1-1 UNLESS YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY.
What is this test for?
This required City of San Diego testing must take place every couple of years to ensure that in a power outage, the emergency back-up generator will function properly. The generator is NOT designed to keep power on inside the units, rather it is to keep the common areas safely lit in case of an evacuation.