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  • GridEx II Tomorrow Nov 13-14

    11/12/2013 10:13:16 PM PST · by CaptainPhilFan · 11 replies
    11/13/13 | An Insomniac of No Consequence
    Just a reminder, GridEx II is happening on Wednesday into Thursday across the US, Canada and Mexico. They tried similar in England today/yesterday and the South London tubes lost power leaving rush-hour commuters stranded. I cannot imagine what gave anyone the bright idea that trying this on a whole continent was a good idea. Hopefully nothing terrible will happen. Hopefully I am just a nut-job worried over nothing. Lots of info out there if you're interested. Just sayin. God be with us.
  • As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow ( Nov 13-14, 2013)

    11/02/2013 5:49:37 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 84 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 16, 2013 | MATTHEW L. WALD
    As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow MATTHEW L. WALD, August 16, 2013 WASHINGTON — The electric grid, as government and private experts describe it, is the glass jaw of American industry. If an adversary lands a knockout blow, they fear, it could black out vast areas of the continent for weeks; interrupt supplies of water, gasoline, diesel fuel and fresh food; shut down communications; and create disruptions of a scale that was only hinted at by Hurricane Sandy and the attacks of Sept. 11. This is why thousands of utility workers,...
  • As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow

    08/21/2013 5:41:40 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 112 replies
    NYT ^ | 16 AUG 2013 | MATTHEW L. WALD
    WASHINGTON — The electric grid, as government and private experts describe it, is the glass jaw of American industry. If an adversary lands a knockout blow, they fear, it could black out vast areas of the continent for weeks; interrupt supplies of water, gasoline, diesel fuel and fresh food; shut down communications; and create disruptions of a scale that was only hinted at by Hurricane Sandy and the attacks of Sept. 11. ~ SNIP ~ One goal of the drill, called "GridEx II", is to explore how governments would react as the loss of the grid crippled the supply chain...