At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, the Xcel Energy power transformer feeding the West Bank Office Building (WBOB) exploded and subsequently caught fire. A number of campuswide systems and services that are housed in that building were unavailable until approximately 10 p.m. OIT proactively shut down many of these systems in order to achieve a stable power situation. Some of the affected systems include the following:
-- E-mail (for some users)
-- PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
-- UM Reports
-- Enterprise Financial System
Once a consistent power supply was established, OIT staff worked throughout the day and evening to bring the systems back online. Check the System Status page at: http://systemstatus.umn.edu for up-to-date information about OIT systems, or call 1-HELP at (612) 301-4357.