Published on March 23rd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan12
Terrorists Could Put US Out Of Electricity For 1½ Years, Solar Power Could Help Grid Security Considerably
March 23rd, 2014 by Zachary Shahan
Risk is about both the probability of something bad happening and how bad that bad thing is. And the decision to take a risk or not involves weighing all of that with the benefits that come from the action you want to take. We’ve built our electric grids in quite a risky way. Some might argue that we didn’t have many options decades ago. Fine, but installing increasingly low-cost solar power now would help us tremendously to reduce our considerable grid security risk, as would electric vehicle-to-grid capabilities, decentralized wind farms, and microgrids.
Just how considerable is our grid security risk? Well, take a look at this Solar Love repost for some concerning details:
A recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission analysis finds that it would be fairly easy for terrorists to knock out all the electric grids in the US. And not just for a short time, but for about a year and a half! “Destroy nine interconnection…
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