Terrorist gunman could bring down the grid, warns FERC’s Wellinghoff

FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff shared his very serious concerns about the physical security of the electric grid after the release last week of a declassified report by the National Academy of Sciences.

Speaking at a Bloomberg Government breakfast in Washington, D.C., Wellinghoff said “There are ways that a very few number of actors with very rudimentary equipment could take down large portions of the grid. I don’t think we have the level of physical security we need.”

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