Blackout in South America raises questions about power grid

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  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    June 22, 2019 5:47 a.m.

    It has been reported in the Deseret News that we have placed viruses in Russia’s electrical grid so we can turn it off in the event of hostilities.

    Is it “overly speculative” to think that they or someone else have done the same thing to us?

    Is it “overly speculative” to think what winter would be like in Utah with out electricity?

    Should we just ignore it or plan to do some thing about it?

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

    While we have been busy saving the world we have failed to address our infrastructure needs including addressing our power grids. We are our own worst enemy. For the trillions we have spent in the Middle East with years of war and the temptation to get into yet another one with Iran, we could have completely redone the infrastructure systems in our country. if the Russians or Chinese or someone else is able to completely take down our power grids it serves us right. We have so many misplaced priorities in this country like giving the rich a tax break they didn't need and shouldn't have gotten.

  • Golden Rules Okay, OK
    June 17, 2019 9:52 p.m.

    This made me think right away about the California electricity crisis when deregulation allowed energy companies (like Enron) to manipulate supply and create artificial shortages to increase prices.