Thursday, February 6, 2014

Power Plant Attack: “Most Significant Incident of Domestic Terrorism Involving the Grid That Has Ever Occurred”


Chances are you didn’t hear about it when it happened or the investigation that followed. Last April just outside of San Jose, California the grid system came under direct attack. Investigators have yet to identify any suspects, but the attack seems to have been well planned. First, someone accessed an underground vault housing fiber optic telephone cables and cut off communications to a large PG&E Substation.
 

Then, for 19 minutes, someone opened fire from long-range.
 

The sniper apparently utilized 7.62x39mm rounds, such as those used in an AK-47, to target the oil-driven cooling systems for 17 large transformers. The shell casings found at the scene had been wiped clean of fingerprints. According to Newsmax none of the transformers exploded, but the damage was significant enough for PG&E to force their electricity feeds to reroute through another station in an effort to prevent a widespread blackout.
 

As of yet police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have no leads. The evidence suggests any number of scenarios with the highest likelihood being a coordinated attack involving a team. But because of its simplicity it’s possible that the attack could have been orchestrated by a lone individual.
 

Whatever the case, the event prompted the head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Jon Wellinghoff to call it, “the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred.”
Read the rest here.

If somebody or some group wanted to cripple our electrical grid, it's that simple.

You do have your preps in order, right?

4 comments:

  1. Not only that one, but a number of other ones that have not been publicized. I keep up on current events HERE http://www.dtanalytics.org/blog/ Heard about it right after it happened.

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  2. At the time there had been some mention of labor dispute - the cutting of SCADA cables suggests an insider.

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  3. If the gates were locked, and the cops couldn't get in, how did the "terrists" get in and then leave?

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  4. I remember reading about this when it first happened and then the story went away just like that. I always figured that there was something more to it. Way back in the late 80's or early 90's there is an article from the old American Survival Guide magazine that foretold acts such as this.

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