The Fort Knox Directorate of Public Works will be conducting a test of the installation's Energy Security system Oct. 23 at 10 a.m.
During this time, all commercial power from LG&E will be shut off to test/demonstrate the post's decentralized power generation systems. There may be up to a 10-minute power outage in all areas of post, except for outlying ranges, once the test is initiated. The test will also allow proof of operation of dedicated building generators and emergency lighting systems.
All operations are expected to be complete by noon.
Items DPW officials want everyone to consider going into the outage:
1. Avoiding use of electrical equipment from 9:55 to 10:15 a.m.
a. Do not use a treadmill, electric oven/stove, washer, dryer, etc. during this period.
b. If power remains off for more than 10 minute durations during the testing period (10 to 10:15 a.m.), report it to Knox Hills maintenance (if housing) or DPW as an emergency work order at 502-624-1171.
c. Reset electric clocks to the proper time after 10:15 a.m.
d. Do not use elevators from 10 to 10:15 a.m.
e. Use caution at traffic lights
2. Sometimes power outages/blinks "catch" HVAC equipment at the wrong time and cause the equipment to lock itself out to protect vulnerable components from being damaged. If your HVAC system does not begin producing cool air (or warm air if it is set to heating on Oct. 23), report it to Knox Hills maintenance.