IDAGroup Operations learned this afternoon that Progress Energy has scheduled an unplanned maintenance event that will require us to run the AVL1 datacenter on generator power this Sunday, May 13, beginning at 7:30am. The maintenance window will extend for 8 hours until 3:30PM.
NOC staff will switch the Asheville site to generator power approximately 1 hour prior to the maintenance starting to facilitate a proper cut-over of all electrical requirements of the datacenter. During the maintenance window datacenter staff will be on site monitoring the progress of the Progress Energy maintenance. They will also monitor the generator equipment in order to maintain its proper operation.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012