“If we fail at electricity, we’re going to fail miserably.”

 

—  Curt Hébert, a former chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Governments, utilities, and businesses in the US, Canada, and Mexico are preparing for an emergency drill later this month that will simulate physical attacks and cyber attacks that could take down large sections of the North American electric power grid. New York Times, As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow.