Category Archives: Power Grid

The Amazing Vulnerability of the United States Power Grid because of Transformers

Electricity is as important to modern society as oxygen is to biological organisms. But the United States power grid is remarkably vulnerable to attack by both man and nature:

The problem that the United States faces is that anything that destroys a large number of critical transformers creates an impossible situation because there is no easy way to procure and install replacements. This video lays out the scenario:

Govt. Documents See Risk of Surprise EMP Attack

“EMP. Why don’t we talk about electromagnetic pulse risks more? Recent U.S. government documents see an attack as not only possible, but the first choice of countries like Iran, Russia, China and North Korea. So much so that an Executive Order in 2019 tasked the Departments of Homeland Security and Energy to assess options to increase “resilience” before and after an attack. CIA officials think even a moderate sized nuclear weapon detonated at the right altitude above the center of the U.S. could knock out power for most of the country. With no power, food, water, gasoline and telecommunications networks have a likelihood of failing.”

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can order the book today on Amazon and other retailers.