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Electricity demand management - updated Sept. 5

With high temperatures and humidity again today, the provincial electrical demand is expected to be the highest it has been all summer. As result, there will be an electricity demand response today, which will affect building cooling systems from approximately noon to 6 pm.

The following buildings will be affected:

Chiller to remain running with reduced load:

  • BioSciences - Atrium and Lecture Theatres
  • Chernoff Hall - Administration Wing & Theatres
  • Douglas Library - Except Special Collections

Chiller to remain off for expected response duration:

  • Beamish-Munro Hall
  • Gordon Hall,
  • John Deutsch University Centre
  • Rideau Building
  • Stauffer Library
  • Stirling Hall


  • Queen’s Centre and School of Kinesiology will respond between 2-6 pm
  • Dunning Hall and Richardson Hall will respond between 4-6 pm
  • Jeffery Hall, Macdonald Hall and Watson Hall will respond between 4:30-6 pm

Based on the long range weather forecast, we expect this to be one of the last response days this summer. If you are interested in helping with the response today, please turn off non-essential lighting during the day and shut down your computers and other non-essential equipment before you leave at the end of the day.

More information about the electricity peak demand management program is available on the sustainability website. Those with questions may also contact Fixit at extension 77301 (internal), 613-533-6757 (external) or by e-mail