JAN. 11, 2001

CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu


Energy conservation measures implemented at CSUB


California State University, Bakersfield has implemented energy conservation measures as a result of the Stage 3 alert by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Due to the continuing energy crisis in California, PG&E has alerted CSUB that the campus is susceptible to periodic blackouts.

CSUB has also been asked to conserve as much electricity as possible, in an effort to alleviate the strain on the power supply. In response to the request, the campus community has been asked to do the following to help save energy:

· Turn off computers when not in use.

· Turn off lights when they are not needed.

· Those with offices with dual light controls have been asked to turn half the lights off.

· Turn off laser printers when not in use.

· Turn off copy machines when not in use.

· When leaving for lunch or an appointment, turn off computer, lights and any other small appliances in individual offices.

· Help remind colleagues and co-workers to turn off unneeded lights or equipment, and to conserve energy wherever possible.

"By conserving energy, we may be able to avert periodic blackouts," said Mike Neal, CSUB vice president for business and administrative services. "We're asking everybody on campus to help conserve energy."

The university has activated its Emergency Information Hotline to provide up-to-date information to the campus community on the campus's status. The information will be updated on a regular basis as the situation dictates. The Hotline number is 665-6666.