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Iowa utilities joining drill simulating knockout blow to nation’s power grid

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posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 06:11 AM
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No lights will be out at all. They sit around in a room discussing how to handle it. That's all a Grid Ex is. If they hadn't announced it you'd never know it was happening.




posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 07:18 AM
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Zaphod58
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No lights will be out at all. They sit around in a room discussing how to handle it. That's all a Grid Ex is. If they hadn't announced it you'd never know it was happening.


So they are really just wasting money. Unless you do the exercise as a true to life simulation, it's just policy writing and no more. Shouldn't this have all been figured out years ago. The threats have been real for many years.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 07:48 AM
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All kinds of drills are done everywhere across the US everyday. Now it may be overkill but no one wants to be the person that has to answer the question why wasn't anyone trained for this, how could our EMS, FEMA blah blah be so unprepared?

Natural disasters happen. The grid could fry someday for some reason... why anyone jumps to false flag is beyond me. It's flat out ridiculous.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 07:55 AM
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It's not a waste at all. You can't take the grid down, so they have to do the best they can to practice. Not everything can be practiced for realistically.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 08:32 AM
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Zaphod58
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No lights will be out at all. They sit around in a room discussing how to handle it. That's all a Grid Ex is. If they hadn't announced it you'd never know it was happening.


really? this guy says different....




“This is different from a hurricane that hits X, Y and Z counties in the Southeast and they have a loss of power for three or four days,” said the official in charge of the drill, Brian M. Harrell of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, known as NERC. “We really want to go beyond that.”


www.nytimes.com...



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 08:43 AM
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Read much into things? He didn't say they were taking anything down. He said that instead of something they can recover quickly from this exercise will simulate a long term failure due to cyberattack or solar flare. They will SIMULATE a power failure that will last long term, to figure out how governments will react to it, and what will happen. Just as in 2011 they simulated a fairly short term failure.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 08:53 AM
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I posted a link to the Grid Ex site; did any of you that are worried about this exercise bother to read it? It happened back in Nov 2011, it's going to happen this Nov, and Nov 2015 and we're still here using juice to post messages on ATS.
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posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 09:02 AM
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Thanks majestic. This is what I was wanting to know. It seems benign enough although I like a good conspiracy theory as much as the next person.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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Kukri
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Thanks majestic. This is what I was wanting to know. It seems benign enough although I like a good conspiracy theory as much as the next person.


thanks, i went to thie site and found this..




This is a simulated exercise to practice crisis response and information sharing. No real power outages will occur due to this exercise


www.signup4.net...

with that being said, i'd still rather be safe then sorry....
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posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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No problem. Just no need to stress over things that aren't worth stressing over is all. There are more things to be watchful for.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 08:51 PM
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I think we are all missing the point here and need to pay attention to the important things

Please AbleEndangerd continue with your recap of the most awesome cartoon ever!
I so remember those...
Seems they would recover each piece of that machine one at a time...and they could use them respectively on their own....
I was just reading another thread about change someone thought ought to happen...my first idea was the only way that could happen is if Cobra Commander wanted it to

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posted on Nov, 10 2013 @ 01:26 AM
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beatbox



As worries increase about the vulnerability of the nation’s power grid, Iowa’s largest electric utilities will participate next week in a closely watched exercise simulating a knockout blow to United States’ electrical supply by cyber-sabotage and physical attacks. Officials with MidAmerican Energy and Alliant Energy confirmed to the Des Moines Register they will be involved in GridEx II on Nov. 12 and 13. The event is sponsored by the North American Electric Reliability Corp., a non-profit entity whose mission is to ensure the reliability of the bulk-power system in North America. The scenario calls for a “prolonged blackout,” that will highlight timely vulnerabilities and issues facing the electrical utility industry.


blogs.desmoinesregister.com... =1

This is very odd... Get ready people.


They deleted the article... Hmmmmm



posted on Nov, 10 2013 @ 01:48 AM
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Pulls right up for me.



posted on Nov, 10 2013 @ 07:28 AM
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Zaphod58
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Pulls right up for me.
thanks for some reason it was down last night....move along folks, nothing to see here..
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