Laredo College is in constant communication with the City of Laredo and AEP Texas as we continue to monitor the ongoing developments with massive power outages in our region as a result of severe weather. In solidarity with the concerted efforts of state and city officials, Laredo College is stepping up to do its part in conserving energy and helping our community overcome this crisis.
Although power at both campuses has been restored, college administrators have made the decision to switch off non-essential electrical power until Monday, Feb. 22. Laredo College has an energy optimization system running 24/7 at both campuses. This system will be shut down effective immediately to minimize the impact this has on the energy usage in the region.
Only a few select buildings that maintain essential infrastructure such as college servers and online networks that control virtual services, including the college website and student portals including CANVAS and PASPort, will remain with power.