Entergy New Orleans Bites the Super Bowl Blackout Bullet

It comes as little surprise to Vermonters that equipment provided by Entergy Louisiana's sister division, Entergy New Orlean's, has finally been identified conclusively as the reason for the Superbowl blackout.

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Entergy New Orleans announced Friday that an electrical relay failed in the third quarter of the game between between the Baltimore Ravels and San Francisco 49ers. The game was delayed more than 30 minutes until power and lights were fully restored to the stadium...The energy provider said the device was installed to protect the Superdome equipment in the event of a cable failure between the switchgear and the stadium.

Looks like the power giant has some explaining to do.

Will Entergy succeed in persuading the New Orleans City Council's Utility Committee, with whom it meets on Friday, that it was just an innocent mistake that anyone could make; or will the Committee decide Entergy's past record represents a culture of greed and unreliability, and so, demand compensation?  

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