News - April 15, 2013

Power failures could last longer

Power failures on campus could last longer from now on as there is no longer an alternate cabling route.

The existing backup is not available anymore and Wageningen UR does not want to install new alternate cabling as this would cost 875,000 euros and the Executive Board says the low risk is not worth that investment. The old backup cabling route meant that power failures never lasted longer than two hours. In future, electricity failures could last for up to two days. Processes for which a power supply is crucial have a backup generator. No new backup generators will be installed.