Former CIA Director: The Grid Is Vuln...

Former CIA Director: The Grid Is Vulnerable To Attack

There are 1 comment on the Forbes.com story from Apr 26, 2013, titled Former CIA Director: The Grid Is Vulnerable To Attack. In it, Forbes.com reports that:

The electric power grid in the United States is vulnerable to attacks that have already begun, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey said in Chicago Thursday night, and America needs distributed generation as backup-primarily in the form of natural-gas cogeneration and solar power.

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Solarman

Yucca Valley, CA

#1 Apr 27, 2013
"By placing photovoltaic cells on rooftops, batteries in the basement, Americans can have power even if the grid goes down, he said, and even if itís only 10 to 15 percent of the power supplied by the grid, itís better than nothing in an emergency."

This is the battle royal going on right now with the electric utility industry and the alternative power industry. The electric industry is saying alternative sources of power like wind and solar PV are intermittent and will cause power fluctuations on the grid. The utility industry refuses to give up their monopoly and single source power business model. If the electric utility industry wants to survive, then they will have to change the business model from generation and delivery to generation, storage and delivery. Then the country could actually get away from fossil fuels and supply a great deal of the U.S. energy requirements with alternatively generated electricity. Large grid storage facilities are needed to make this happen. Better interconnection between fractured grid structures across the country and better monitoring of the U.S. grid on the National level.

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