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    Default If 9 Substations Are Destroyed, The Power Grid Could Be Down For 18 Months

    Government Agency: If 9 Substations Are Destroyed, The Power Grid Could Be Down For 18 Months



    theeconomiccollapseblog.com / By Michael Snyder / March 18th, 2014

    What would you do if the Internet or the power grid went down for over a year? Our key infrastructure, including the Internet and the power grid, is far more vulnerable than most people would dare to imagine. These days, most people simply take for granted that the lights will always be on and that the Internet will always function properly. But what if all that changed someday in the blink of an eye? According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s latest report, all it would take to plunge the entire nation into darkness for more than a year would be to knock out a transformer manufacturer and just 9 of our 55,000 electrical substations on a really hot summer day. The reality of the matter is that our power grid is in desperate need of updating, and there is very little or no physical security at most of these substations. If terrorists, or saboteurs, or special operations forces wanted to take down our power grid, it would not be very difficult. And as you will read about later in this article, the Internet is extremely vulnerable as well.

    When I read the following statement from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s latest report, I was absolutely floored…

    “Destroy nine interconnection substations and a transformer manufacturer and the entire United States grid would be down for at least 18 months, probably longer.”
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    there is that paranoia again ....

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