Just How Resilient Is Our Nation’s Electrical Grid?

Researchers are working to predict outages based on equipment deterioration, weather conditions and cyberattacks.

By Jill AmentAugust 9, 2017 12:13 pm,

The nation’s electrical grid is a precious, interconnected system that powers homes and businesses across the country. But a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine indicates our grid is vulnerable and more needs to be done to protect the system from the growing threat of blackouts.

Mladen Kezunovic is the director of Texas A&M’s Smart Grid Center. He and his team of researchers have been collecting data on specific vulnerabilities in the grid.