Grid X-11, Power Blackout


#1

nytimes.com/2013/08/17/us/as-worries-over-the-power-grid-rise-a-drill-will-simulate-a-knockout-blow.html?_r=0

I went to my cousin’s wedding today. And the mother in law of another cousin told me that she heard on the news about a blackout on Nov. 13-14 of this year, meaning this week. There’s videos on YouTube (Yes I know YouTube videos can be uploaded and made by everyone) but theirs videos were main news network are talking about. Have you heard about it, what do you think?


#2

It is good that the authorities are thinking about this. From what I understand, North Korea could potentially launch an EMP attack against our electrical grid at some point in the future if they did not feel that bombing us with a nuke would be possible. If I understand correctly, they would only have to detonate the nuke in the air and it would take out a huge part of our electrical grid. If I understand correctly, it would be absolutely devastating.

That said, here is an interesting article from National Geographic about four threats to our electrical grid:

energyblog.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/25/american-blackout-four-major-real-life-threats-to-the-electric-grid/

According to the article, a solar flare could also cause serious damage to the electrical grid, perhaps even more serious than that which an EMP could deliver.


#3

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