The U.S. Electrical Grid: Surviving Cyber Terrorism and Solar Flares

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Our century old electrical grid consists of more than 9,200 electric generating units with more than 1 million megawatts of generating capacity connected to more than 300,000 miles of transmission lines. There is growing concern over its vulnerability to attack as well as damage through natural phenomena. This article provides a brief history of the legal and regulatory evolution of the grid and the inherent vulnerabilities of that have precipitated that evolution.

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