Information about possible power shortages and temporary power cuts

Information for all employees at the HT faculties

Updated 2022-12-09

This winter there is a possible risk that there is not enough electricity at all hours in all parts of Sweden – a so-called power shortage. If necessary, Svenska kraftnät can issue a general warning about power shortages to the public. If you recieve such a warning, you should assume that a power cut can occur at any time.

In the event of a warning for a power shortage, you will receive information via e-mail from the university.

Things to think about in the event of a power cut

  • In the event of a power cut, all students and all staff must leave the university's premises. The exception is individuals with special tasks. These individuals are notified separately.
  • Keep in mind that elevators stop working in the event of a power cut. If you are dependant of the lift to be able to move around the premises, you should not stay in the buildings – contact your closest manager as soon as a warning about power shortage is issued.
  • If a classroom exam is interrupted or canceled due to a power cut, a new exam opportunity must be offered as soon as possible, primarily taking availability of premises into account.
  • A manual disconnection is estimated to lead to a power cut for 2-4 hours with a subsequent re-connection.
  • Some doors have battery operated locks, others will stop working in the event of a power cut. You will always be able to get out of rooms and houses, but not in, in the event of a power cut.
  • In case of emergency, you will find emergency numbers on the back of your LU card.

Return to campus
If nothing else is announced, we assume that regular activities can be resumed the following work day.


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Contact information

Building enquiries
Charlotte Tornbjer
0706 81 41 69

Louice Cardell Hepp
0722 23 49 22

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