Bulletproofing the grid

2016-09-29 - NEMA magazine article by Petter Fiskerud, Program Manager for Power Transformer Resiliency at ABB - September 2016
Recent events and developing threats remind us that as essential as the grid is to national and economic security - and our very way of life- it is and always has been vulnerable.

The 2013 rifle attack on a California substation that damaged 17 transformers and 6 circuit breakers, causing 52,000 gallons of oil to be spilled and $15.4 million in estimated restoration costs, puts a fine point on the 21st-century threat of criminals or terrorists attempting to disable the grid using high-powered firearms.

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