Due to energy shortages resulting from the global energy crisis, locally imposed rotating power outages are possible, and they will affect the staff, students and partners working on the Joensuu and Kuopio Campus of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF).
The university is preparing for possible rotating power outages, also known as rolling blackouts. The university has prepared practical instructions for power outages, all of which can be found on this website.
Finland’s transmission system operator Fingrid is responsible for electricity distribution throughout the country. For UEF’s campuses, electricity is supplied by the electricity distribution company Caruna in Joensuu, and by Kuopion Sähköverkko Oy in Kuopio.
Whenever possible, electricity distribution companies will inform of power outages in advance, and UEF will keep its staff and students informed via email and internal channels (Yammer and Heimo news). Also, the partners working on our campuses will be notified of power outages.
However, also sudden power outages are possible, and their timing or duration cannot be predicted. In these urgent cases, we will inform our community via SMS, emails and other internal channels.
The university will inform of possible power outages on weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm. At other times, information about power outages is available on the websites of Caruna and Kuopion Sähköverkko.
The university does not restrict the use of its facilities during a power outage. Staff and students may continue to work on campus at their own discretion and as possible, while also taking safety considerations into account.
The university’s Safety and Security Team will monitor the electricity distribution situation, determining the actions to be taken as needed. Questions relating to rotating power outages can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.