“The U.S. power grid is a patchwork of networks, mostly built a long time ago. The aging grid’s main protection against attack is that it’s too sprawling and complicated to all go down at once.
The National Geographic Channel’s “American Blackout” showed what the U.S. might look like if the grid went out for 10 days: Apocalypse, minus the zombies. No running water. No gas pumps, so no trucks. No trucks, so no food supply.
This week, thousands of people who operate the grid will run a simulation of a major attack on the nationwide system to test what would actually happen if the power grid collapsed,” quoting Dan Weissmann in
– “US Gov’t Conducts Power Grid Drill Nov. 13-14”