Unfortunately, the security systems that power utilities have in place now don’t work against this kind of attack, even though power utilities have collectively spent hundreds of millions of dollars ($$$) on antiquated security solutions that were mostly developed last century in the 1980s and 1990s, and law enforcement patrols take far too long to arrive.
From the article Domestic Terrorists Eye US Power Grid as Possible Target of Attack, Officials Warn | Inside Edition, we see that the threats against this most critical of all infrastructures are growing incredibly fast and threaten our very survival. https://www.insideedition.com/domestic-terrorists-eye-us-power-grid-as-possible-target-of-attack-officials-warn-72835
By Johanna Li
First Published: 10:05 AM PST, January 27, 2022
This comes amid warnings that the power grid faces heightened threat from Russia and China.
Domestic terrorists have been developing “credible, specific” plans to attack the U.S. power grid, the Department of Homeland Security warned power companies Monday.
“DVEs (domestic violent extremists) have developed credible, specific plans to attack electricity infrastructure since at least 2020, identifying the electric grid as a particularly attractive target given its interdependency with other infrastructure sectors," the bulletin read, according to The Daily Beast. https://www.thedailybeast.com/dhs-warns-that-right-wing-extremists-could-attack-power-grid?source=articles&via=rss
DHS intelligence suggests that domestic violent extremists will continue to plot attacks against electrical infrastructure in the U.S. that “may result in physical damage.” Conversations from domestic violent extremists online in recent months have focused on encouraging lone wolf attacks, as well as attempts to inspire individuals with little or no training to go after electric infrastructure—including with firearms, improvised incendiary devices, hammers, and power saws.
“There is a real possibility that if we ever got into a conflict, you could see attacks on our power grid or the transportation sector for example,” Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth said in a statement.
Today, there are many articles on DHS warning of such impending attacks on our US power grid. Reported in the article: DHS - Extremists Continue to Plot, Encourage Physical Attacks on Electricity Infrastructure https://www.hstoday.us/federal-pages/dhs/dhs-extremists-continue-to-plot-encourage-physical-attacks-on-electricity-infrastructure/
The [DHS] Office of Intelligence and Analysis document produced at the request of energy-sector stakeholders says that the dispersed nature of electricity infrastructure — with more than 6,400 power plants, 55,000 substations, and 450,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines serviced by 3,000 companies — leads extremists to believe that they will have breathing room to commit an attack and escaped undetected, perceptions “likely reinforced” by the 2013 incident in which multiple gunmen opened fire on the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Metcalf Transmission Substation south of San Jose, Calif., causing more than $15 million in damage to 17 transformers.
In the past, FERC stated that an attack on just 9 large substations could cause the US power grid to collapse for 18 months or longer.
- As a result, up to 90% of the population would be dead within a year.
What can be done if the security the power companies have in place now will not protect against this kind of attack?
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