Power restored to multiple buildings on UT Austin campus after outage

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Power was restored just before 3 p.m. Tuesday to multiple buildings and residence halls on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

UT Austin Utilities and Energy Management says it was investigating and working to restore power earlier on Tuesday. It has an outage map, which previously showed a number of buildings across campus having power issues.

UT Austin is on its own power grid, separate from Austin Energy. It uses natural gas to power the buildings on its main campus, according to a UT Austin Utilities and Energy Management fact sheet. The university has been on its own grid since the early 20th Century — the Hal C. Weaver Power plant was built in 1928 and the campus installed its first generator in 1929.

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