Hmmm. Here’s the joint statement from the NFL and power company Entergy about the Super Bowl power outage post on Facebook. The energy company denies responsibility.
Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl in the Superdome, a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system. Once the issue was detected, the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker, causing power to be partially cut to the Superdome in order to isolate the issue.
Backup generators kicked in immediately as designed. Entergy and SMG subsequently coordinated start up procedures, ensuring that full power was safely restored to the Superdome.
The fault-sensing equipment activated where the Superdome equipment intersects with Entergy’s feed into the facility. There were no additional issues detected.
Entergy and SMG will continue to investigate the root cause of the abnormality.
Then there was this:
— Eye on Politics (@EyeOnPolitics) February 4, 2013
Entergy Issues Statement Regarding Power Issues at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, La. – At all times, Entergy’s distribution and transmission feeders were serving the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. We continue working with Superdome personnel to address any outstanding issues.
Trouble in the Big Easy:
Ian rappaport @RapSheet on NFL network said entergy has said it not their problem, but the customer's.
— daniel kaplan (@dkaplanSBJ) February 4, 2013
Now the NFL blaming Entergy saying it was and outside before custody transfer. This fight is about to be ugly.
— L. Jeff Williams (@ljeffwilliams) February 4, 2013