Lights go out for CES attendees

Around 11:15 a.m. PT (Pacific Time), the Las Vegas Convention Center experienced a power outage. According to the CES Twitter account, which is run by the Consumer Technology Association, the outage is isolated and they were working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. As of 12:38 p.m. PT, another tweet informed followers that CES officials have, “been informed by Nevada Power that the outage has been addressed and they are in the process of restoring power. We will continue to restrict access until full power has been restored. Thank you for your continued patience. We encourage you to visit other open show areas.” As of 1:15 p.m. PT, power has been restored to LVCC and is slowly being rolled out to the Central Hall.

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Photo courtesy of Intel (Twitter)

The outage started in the Central Hall where the giant booths for Sony, Samsung, LG, and Intel were located. The South Hall of LVCC apparently never lost power and the North Hall, which had lost power early, was already back online around 12:34 p.m. PT. According to those onsite, the attendees remained relatively calm and started flooding social media with somewhat eerie photos of the darkened hall.