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Super Bowl Power Outage Identified

Reuters

For anyone who watched the Super Bowl February 4TH, this might be of interest to you.

ABC News is reporting that the power company in charge of the Super Bowl’s lighting situation has found the problem to the now infamous power outage.

After their investigation, U.S. power company Entergy Corp has discovered an electrical relay device caused the sudden darkness at the Super Bowl.

In a statement released Friday, Entergy says the device was specifically installed to protect the Superdome’s equipment in the event of a cable failure between the switchgear and the stadium.

The relay had functioned without issue during a number of other events, including the New Orleans Bowl, the New Orleans Saints-Carolina Panthers game, and the Sugar Bowl.

But during Super Bowl XLVII, the relay device triggered, signaling a switch to open when it should not have, which caused a partial power outage in the building.

Entergy says the device has since been removed from service and new replacement equipment was being evaluated.

 

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