Could Terrorists Take Down the Power Grid?

Reports to Congress have suggested a terrorist attack on a minor substation could knock out the whole grid. An infrastructure expert says, "That's a bunch of hooey."

Matt Palmquist at Miller-McCune looks at a report by Seth Blumsack, a power-system expert at Pennsylvania State University, and Paul Hines from The University of Vermont, that explains why this bit of political theater is just plain wrong:

"Their research shows that the most vulnerable points are the ones that have the most energy flowing through them - like huge power stations or highly connected transformers."

Full Story: Debunking Theories of a Terrorist Power Grab


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