Saturday, September 30, 2017

House introduces electric grid security bill

The House of Representatives is considering a bill H,R. 3855 “Securing the Electric Grid to Protect Military Readiness Act of 2017”, Thomas link here introduced by Jacky Rosen, D-NV.

The bill seems to place more emphasis on cybersecurity than on the possibility of enemy (like North Korea) EMP threats (which pose separate perils to electronic equipment (E1) and to the grid transformers themselves (E3), or to extreme solar storms.

The electric grid in Puerto Rico is slow to recover because of the extreme destruction from Hurriance Maria, but also because of the utility’s financial problems and substandard maintenance before the storm. 

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