About Our National Power Grid

About the Council

The electric grid is an interconnected network for electricity delivery from producers to consumers. About 3,000 public and private companies are responsible for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity to our entire population. Our grid spans the United States and is made up of:

  • Power Stations – located near sources of energy
  • Electrical Substations – to step voltage up or down
  • Electric Power Transmission – to carry power long distances
  • Electric Power Distribution – to individual customers where voltage is stepped down again to the required service voltage(s).

The Electricity (Supply) Act 1926 led to the setting up of the US Power Grid. The Central Electricity Board standardized the nation’s electricity supply and established the first synchronized AC grid, running at 132 kilovolts and 50 Hertz. This started operating as a national system, the National Grid, in 1938.

At that time, our national electric grid’s original intent was to move electric power across the country in an efficient manner. Unfortunately, the power grid was not built with the unforeseen national security threats that exist today.

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The national electric grid is exposed to international threats in the form of:

  • Cyberattacks
  • Electromagnetic Pulse Attacks (EMP)
  • On-the-Ground Terrorist Attacks
  • Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD, a.k.a. “solar flares”)

Successful attacks on a small number of super transformers could produce disastrous results; potentially threatening the lives of 90% of the American population, possibly resulting in massive social disruption to the degree of large-scale riots and death.

Our electric utility companies have not implemented sufficient precautions to protect our US power grid, yet they were aware of the dangers. The reality is that most utility companies are managing tangled webs of software that they haven’t updated in a decade.

Our state and federal officials are aware of the threat a shutdown poses, yet they haven’t passed any legislation that deals with the threat. Cover-ups and obstructions have occurred at the highest levels.

Bipartisan Congressional legislation designed to mandate utility companies meet basic cyber security standards are constantly shut down by lobbyists. Our leaders are more beholden to lobbyist groups and special interests than they are to us.

We are their constituents and they need a wake-up call!

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The Future

The good news is that there are solutions that exist to mitigate or eliminate most or all these threats. As a community, we have the power to fix this issue if we band together.

This requires the American people to take action and demand that this vulnerability be fixed. Fortunately, there are things we can do to both provoke change and protect our families.

The Grid Down, Power Up documentary helps us understand the threat, why it has become a threat, and demonstrates how we can fix this problem. Current technological advancements can improve both our existing technological infrastructure and provide sustainable cost-effective systems for the future.

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About The C-Suite Network Energy Security Council

This council is a community made up of citizens, companies, and public servants to provide resources to make difference for the future of the United States National Electric Grid.

This energy security council exists to:

  • Raise awareness among the American population
  • Get corporations actively involved
  • Present solutions at the local, state, and federal levels
  • Get elected officials and the utility industry to take action to protect the US power grid

We, the American people, need to become aware, stand up, and take action. We need to demand that our civilian population be protected from this cataclysmic event. This is a bipartisan issue that everyone can get behind to protect our children’s future, and the C-Suite Network Energy Security Council is here to assist with that.

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David Tice
David Tice
Jeffrey Hayzlett
Jeffrey Hayzlett
Tricia Benn
Tricia Benn
Pete Winters
Pete Winters