Attack on substation triggers new grid security

For years the threat has existed. A terror attack on the U.S. power grid could take down a section, causing a domino effect that could lead to a disaster.

A single EMP attack on the grid could shut down life as America knows it, because without power there would be no banking, resupply of food, fuel, heat or communications, explains a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

But ever since a series of .30 caliber rifle shots penetrated a power transformer in Metcalf, California, several years ago – an incident some viewed suspected was a practice run for terrorists since the offenders never were caught – things have begun changing.

There’s actually action being taken to harden America’s grid to protect the nation’s power supply from terrorists.

What many Americans would consider a good step forward was outlined in a new report form the Congressional Research Service called “NERC Standards for Bulk Power

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