Power restored at Consumer Electronics Show

LAS VEGAS - Power at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center was restored Wednesday afternoon.

According to CES, the outage was an isolated power outage that happened around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Power was restored around 1:15 p.m.

NV Energy officials say the outage was due to convention center equipment.

"A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility’s transformers," said a statement from Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Consumer Technology Association and NV Energy. "We are grateful to NV Energy for their swift assistance, to our customers and their clients for their patience and to the staff for ensuring the safety and security of all attendees and exhibitors."

Technology website CNET tweeted pictures from the darkened show floor:

 

An attendee of CES sent 8 News NOW the following video:


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