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Feb 072014
 
Fed Energy Reg Commission Chairman Says 'Easy to Trigger an Enduring Electricity Blackout Across Several States'

In April 2013 an unknown group of people disabled 17 transformers at a PG&E substation in California by shooting holes in them from a safe distance away.  This almost caused a regional multi-state blackout, and only the low rate of power consumption at the time enabled the utilities to reroute power and keep the grid up. An investigation has revealed this was not a casual random act of vandalism, but a carefully planned and executed […]

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