Friday, August 29, 2008

More Reasons Why The Power Grid Needs To Be Upgraded

The Public Record highlights why the Power Grid is in Dire Straits

“Electricity generation and consumption have steadily risen, placing an increased burden on a transmission system that was not designed to carry such a large load.”....

Another reason why the grid needs to be upgraded, it's an easy target for hackers.

The US power grid - three interconnected grids made up of 3,500 utilities serving 283 million people - still hangs together by a thread, and its dilapidated state is perhaps one of the greatest threats to homeland security, according to Bruce deGrazia, the president of Global Homeland Security Advisors and a former assistant deputy undersecretary for the Department of Defense

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