Even after the power was restored, companies had to go through the hassle of resetting devices on display - those connected wirelessly with each other, in particular.
"Today at approximately 11:15 a.m. PT, the Central Hall and South Hall bridge meeting rooms at the Las Vegas Convention Center lost power", CTA said in a joint statement with the Las Vegas Visitor and Convention Authority and NV Energy. We are opening Central Hall.
The event is spread across multiple locations around Las Vegas, but the 3.2 million square foot convention center hosts the main attraction. And still others were incredulous about how the biggest tech show in the world could lose electricity in the first place. Major brands that participated in this year's CES include Intel, Ford, LG, Samsung, and Sony.
Public service announcements played over an intercom thanking attendees for their patience while the work to resolve the issue continued.
Initial reports indicated that Tuesday's downpour affected the LVCC transformers and also the back-up generators; officials continue to investigate the cause for the blackout. Despite this, many have noted that power outage and the weather were not the only problems of CES 2018.
Some weird things are happening at the Consumer Electronics Show, better known as CES, this year. Any tech being shown off at the show that requires an outlet isn't operational. "If our extension cord went over there we'd be out of power". Intel tweeted, "Introducing Blackout TM: The biggest thing to hit #CES2018 since #5G".
CES attendees posted images on social media of the blackout, with one sharing a video of a woman playing a violin to entertain guests at the Intel booth.