CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - The world’s busiest airport has a new backup plan after a power outage brought it to a complete stop in December.
Channel 2’s Craig Lucie was in a meeting with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International’s general manager Wednesday to learn about the plans.
The airport will be hauling in massive generators soon. The generators are the size of trucks.
The airport already has generators on the property, but officials want the airport to be fully powered should it lose power like it did in December.
On December 17, an electrical fire crippled both the main power system and its backup and flights came to a halt. They had an electrical fire in a tunnel.
More than 1,400 flights were canceled as a result. After that, airport officials showed Channel 2 Action News their new plan.
They are installing more than 20 industrial generators at each terminal, so if there is another outage, the backup will kick in within 10 seconds.