VILLAGE OF PEWAUKEE - Waukesha County Technical College has regained power to most of its buildings after a power outage occurred Wednesday, July 12.
All campuses were closed July 12 because of the outage. Daytime and evening classes were also cancelled Wednesday. In-person and phone registration was also shut down. Registrations were scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, as well as the school itself. Classes were also expected to resume Thursday.
The school has three transformers, and a vehicle accident at midnight knocked out power to the transformers. We Energies restored power at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to an email from WCTC director of public relations Shelly Kuhn.
When power came back on to WCTC, the We Energies circuit breaker that serves the school didn't hold, and the school remained without power. We Energies reset its WCTC circuit breaker at about 8 a.m., but it failed at about 9 because of a power problem in the school's heat plant. The heat plant was isolated, and We Energies then reset its breaker again.