Blackout Bowl: Power outage prevention device blamed for power outage - Macleans.ca
The source of Sunday’s power outage at the Super Bowl has been revealed and it’s like something out of an Alanis song — you know, the one with the 98-year-old guy who died a day after winning the lottery.
Electrical experts at Entergy New Orleans say the 34-minute delay of game was caused by a device that was actually designed to prevent a power outage. (Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?)
“They are designed to keep a problem they sense from becoming something bigger, like a fire or catastrophic event,” Shabab Mehraeen told the Associated Press news service.
Apparently it worked just fine earlier in the month.