Source: Off Grid Survival
For years we have been talking about how vulnerable our nation’s power grid is to attack. Whether it be from natural causes like extreme natural disasters or geo-magnetic events, or from man-made attacks like low-level terror attacks or an electro-magnetic pulse (EMPs) attacks, one thing is for certain, it’s only a matter of time before something cripples our nation’s electric grid.
Our nation’s power grid is a hodgepodge of antiquated equipment and technology, with a large portion of it still relying on 1960′s and 70′s technology. With administration after administration failing to do anything to properly secure our country’s power systems, our grid has become a patchwork of interconnected power generation plants, transmission facilities, distribution facilities and over 400,000 miles of electric transmission lines, some of which actually dates back to the 1880s.
While a complete shutdown of this nation’s power grid may sound unbelievable, the…
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