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Duke claims equipment was working properly at time of Friday's campus power outage


Computers are lined up in a row Nov. 8 in Franklin Hall. A power outage has affected several areas of campus. Anna Brown

IU and Duke Energy have issued conflicting statements regarding what caused Friday's campus-wide power outage.

More than 40 buildings on the IU campus lost power around 10:14 a.m. Friday. The affected buildings regained power around 9:05 p.m.

IU Spokesperson Chuck Carney issued a statement with information he had at the time claiming the outage was caused by a problem at the Duke Energy substation.

Duke Energy Spokesperson Lew Middleton said Monday there were no problems with the substation or any other Duke Energy owned equipment. He claimed the incident was caused by IU's equipment.

When asked for comment Monday, Carney stated the university is currently unaware of what caused the outage. He confirmed IU equipment did fail Friday.

Carney said officials will continue to investigate the cause of the outage.

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