Power Plant Maintenance

Noise, steam expected as boiler restarts

Updated Sunday, May 19, 2024, 10:34 p.m.

Facilities Services crews will be restarting the boilers at UAF’s combined heat and power plant on Monday, May 20, starting at about 7 a.m. The plant’s boilers have been off for two weeks while crews successfully completed maintenance on the campus steam system.

In order to slowly and safely bring the campus heat and hot water system back online, the plant will be venting steam. People in the area can expect to see large amounts of steam coming from the plant and hear a loud noise. Both are a normal part of restarting the boiler and are expected to last until mid-afternoon.

Please contact Facilities Services at 474-7000 with any questions or concerns. 

Campus heat, hot water outage through May 19

Updated Sunday, May 5, 2024, 1:56 p.m.

Starting on May 5, Facilities Services will begin its annual preventative maintenance on the power plant and utilidor system. The work is expected to take about two weeks. In order to do the work safely, the campus steam system will be turned off.

What does that mean?

What should you do?

Thank you for your patience as our Facilities Services team members work to ensure that our heat and hot water system is well-maintained and working properly. While scheduled outages can be inconvenient, they are critical to reducing the risk of unscheduled emergency outages during the winter months.  

Noise expected as plant powers down

Updated Sunday, May 5, 2024, 12:01 p.m.

Facilities Services is shutting down the boilers at the power plant in preparation for annual maintenance. Additional noise is expected for about 15-30 minutes during shutdown.

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