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Electronics extravaganza in Las Vegas suffers power outage

Electronics extravaganza in Las Vegas suffers power outage

According to reports, the outage occurred around 11:15am PST time and affected parts of the convention centre's central and south halls.

"A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers", said the Consumer Technology Association in a statement, an organization that holds the annual CES. The issue has reportedly been resolved and power is expected to be restored to the Central Hall in ~25 minutes.

And this wasn't even the first major mishap of the week - on Tuesday, the opening day of the show, heavy rains spoiled the unveiling of Google's massive outdoor booth. Nevada Energy is "in the process of testing and restoring power". "Thanks for your continued patience".

CES is the largest consumer electronics show in the world, attracting about 184,000 attendees and more than 4,000 exhibitors. "Even without power, #CES2018 still can't match the ideal black of an #LGOLEDTV".

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And in a sign of the huge energy draw from the tech show, once the crowds were let back in, the return to full, blazing electronic glory was slow.

The organisers tweeted they were experiencing an "isolated power outage", adding they were working to resolve it.

Some false info. Event staffer #CES2018 who told me power was down in all halls at LVCC was wrong. The blackout has impacted the convention center's North Hall, as well, leaving only the South Hall fully operational. Sony, Samsung, Intel, Qualcomm and LG are among the companies with bigger booths in the convention center's Central Hall, the area that was most affected and evacuated during the blackout.

Young woman plays violin to entertain attendees at the Intel booth during #CES2018 blackout.