- Joined Jan 15, 2015
Those of you who know me have likely seen my post regarding how frail and wide open our power grid substations are. Recent attacks on substations should have made that very clear. It doesn't take much and the fact that most grid substations are normally in more rural isolated areas makes them and easy target. Everything in them is automated anymore so not much human intervention. Winters where I am are cold and dark. Loose power and in short order homes get very cold and very fast, then pipes freeze and burst and things get very ugly. Just wondering if anyone else has a view on this? Just a blackout wreaks havoc but imagine a coordinated attack like we just witnessed. While I have thought about it and mentioned it casually I never described coordinated attack but now any idiot who can read a newspaper knows how fragile the US power grid actually is and how simple it is to take down a substation. Views? We need to get with the program like other countries who have power substations below ground and power delivery below ground.