NV Energy demonstrates dangers of mylar balloons, how they contribute to power outages in the valley

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s not just weather that has been the cause of recent power outages around the valley. NV Energy says mylar balloons, helium-filled balloon coated with a metallic finish, are also one of the leading causes of outages in Southern Nevada.

NV Energy highlighted the dangers of mylar balloons at a special demonstration event for the media today.

Shahzad Lateef, NV Energy Vice President of Electric Delivery, had a lineman at the NV Energy training yard demonstrate what happens when a mylar balloon makes contact with energized power lines.

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