Joint Statement from Entergy, LSED and SMG Regarding the Hiring of an Independent Third Party to Conduct an Assessment of Cause of Super Bowl Power Outage

Tue Feb 5, 2013 1:30pm EST

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Third party assessment will supplement root cause analysis efforts already
NEW ORLEANS,  Feb. 5, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy New Orleans, Inc., the
Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED), and SMG, the management
company of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, today announced plans to jointly hire an
independent third party expert to conduct an independent assessment of the cause
of the partial power outage during Super Bowl XLVII.


Entergy New Orleans, the LSED and SMG will jointly select the independent third
party, and prior to selection, the parties expect to discuss the selection with
the NFL.  

In the meantime, Entergy is continuing with its own root-cause analysis into the
origin of the outage.

Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl, 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 to open a circuit causing power to be partially cut to the Superdome in
order to isolate the issue and prevent a larger and more protracted outage.
Entergy and SMG subsequently coordinated start up procedures, ensuring that full
power was safely restored to the Superdome.

SOURCE  Entergy

Entergy: Chanel Lagarde, +1-504-576-4238,, or SMG: Eric
Eagan, +1-504-941-0970,

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