Potential “False Flag”, or man-made disaster event as the Power Grid will be taken down in a drill to simulate trained response to a real emergency.
Our wish is for no state sponsored terror nor mishaps to occur.
To the Personnel, organizers and financiers of this event we ask you to halt and call off operations if you suspect a element of suspicion or anomalies.
To the reader please share details of this event to your social sphere and be vigilant and aware of everything…
Please do not make an assumption that this event will be “cover” and excuse for a false flag event.
Do not spread fear porn. Prep, alert, increase awareness and discussions are the responsible actions to take. Share information and ask questions of officials. If a false flag event does occur then we, the people are aware of the enablers as large organized drills are fertile environments for state sponsored terror.
How many organizations and personnel that will be involved (even tangentially) in this huge operation is difficult to determine. My cursory glimpse contemplates the local officials, some state officials, enforcement/security agents, emergency personnel, engineers and technicians, NERC, SUBNET, et al.
A proactive response may be to have non-electronic copies of important data (esp. bank account, other financial and medical data) in case of a severe electrical or institutional computing malfunctions. Of course keep stacking emergency home-supplies and update exit strategies. Remember to take into account traffic congestion or conventional transportation disruptions…
If you are part of a IT team or manage data and systems then your safety protocols should be followed, alert your co-workers and add more off grid power back ups for critical needs.
Keep the public discussions going; something responsible governments and corporations should be doing with local communities, but unfortunately they are not.
Disappointingly, I only became aware of this “planned Drill Exercises” by searching for conspiracy investigations and potential state sponsored false flag events. This is the type of public announcement alerts that should be on front pages of newspapers and on radio and TV news, IMO. ~ Ron
North American Electric Reliability Corp (NERC)
WASH. DC 202-400-3000
What: Simulating lost power grid outage for training and drills
Where: Multiple [CHECK YOUR REGION, OR CALL NERC]
When: 2 days Nov. 13-14 [CHECK LOCAL OR CALL NERC also SUBNET...]
FILE: GridEX II drill (Download PDF file)
As Janet Napolitano was leaving office, she warns of unprecedented event “Cyber Attack & Electric Grid goes down”
GridEx II / GridSecCon Update Grid Security Exercise / Grid Security Conference 2013
Brian M. Harrell, Associate Director of CIP Programs CIPC March 6, 2013
See North American Electric Reliability Corporation
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation is a not-for-profit entity whose mission is to ensure the reliability of the Bulk-Power System in North America. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; annually assesses seasonal and long-term reliability; monitors the Bulk-Power System through system awareness; and educates, trains and certifies industry personnel. As the electric reliability organization, NERC is subject to oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and is under similar obligations in Canada, as well as a portion of Baja California Norte, Mexico.
The ERO’s key programs, which impact more than 1,900 Bulk-Power System owners and operators, are based on four pillars of continued success:· Reliability – to address events and identifiable risks, thereby improving the reliability of the Bulk-Power System.· Assurance – to provide assurance to the public, industry and government for the reliable performance of the Bulk-Power System.· Learning – to promote learning and continuous improvement of operations and adapt to lessons learned for improvement of Bulk-Power System reliability.· Risk-Based Approach – to focus attention, resources and actions on issues most important to Bulk-Power System reliability.
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Below is a report from offthegridnews.com
Power grid vulnerabilities are finally garnering some attention by government officials.
An electrical grid joint drill simulation is being planned in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Thousands of utility workers, FBI agents, anti-terrorism experts, governmental agencies, and more than 150 private businesses are involved in the November power grid drill. [NOTE: NY Times requires a membership]
The downed power grid simulation will reportedly focus on both physical and cyber attacks. The antiquated electrical system in the United States has been one of the most neglected pieces of integral infrastructure.
The EMP Commission, created by Congress, released a report in 2008 calling for increased planning and testing, and a stockpiling of needed repair items.
The SHIELD Act, which is stalled in Congress, is the first serious piece of legislation in many years to attempt to address the vulnerabilities of the power grid in. As previously reported by Off The Grid News, a recent American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) report gave the power grid a “D+” when grading various pieces of infrastructure and public services in the United States.
The disaster drill is being described as a crisis practice unlike anything the real power grid has ever experienced. The GridEX II drill Nov. 13-14 will focus primarily on how governments will react if the electrical grid fails and, for instance, the food supply chain collapses.
American utility companies are responsible for running approximately 5,800 power plants and about 450,000 high-voltage transmission lines, controlled by various devices which have been put into place over the past decades. Some of the utility companies which oversee the power grid reportedly use “antique computer protocols” which are “probably” safe from cyber hackers,” The New York Times reported.
The Times said experts call the power grid the nation’s “glass jaw.” Even the military gets 99 percent of its power the same way everyday citizens get it – from commercially run companies.
it could black out vast areas of the continent for weeks; interrupt supplies of water, gasoline, diesel fuel and fresh food; shut down communications; and create disruptions of a scale that was only hinted at by Hurricane Sandy and the attacks of Sept. 11,” The Times said.
Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Curt Hebert stated that if the nation fails at electricity, “we’re going to fail miserably” at everything else.
Hebert also noted that during prior power grid drills, the scenario assumed the system would be up and running again relatively quickly after an attack. This drill will assume it’s out much longer.
If the power grid fails, a lack of electricity and food delivery are only the first wave of troubles facing the American people. Police could face major problems with civil unrest. Of course, there also would not be any electric heating or cooling, which easily could lead to many deaths depending on the season.
A 2012 report by the National Academy of Science said terrorists could cripple the nation by damaging or destroying hard-to-replace components, some of which aren’t even made in the United States.
“Of particular concern are giant custom-built transformers that increase the voltage of electricity to levels suited for bulk transmission and then reduce voltage for distribution to customers,” The Times said in a summary of the report. “… Replacing them can take many months.” Said Clark W. Gellings, a researcher at the Electric Power Research Institute, “I don’t think we pay quite enough attention to the technology fixes that would allow us to make the power system more resilient.”
Drill Simulating Attack on Power Grid November 13th-14th, FEMA Region III & A Long List of Drills!