Sniper Attack on Electrical Grid

Mike Paczesny | The Rundown Livesjpowerstation

Details about a sniper attack on a California electrical substation have emerged.

There are now questions over whether it was actually the work of terrorists.

The attack occurred when someone entered an underground vault to cut telephone cables, and ‘attackers‘ fired shots into a transmission substation, knocking out 17 transformers.

Electric officials were able to avert a blackout, but it took 27 days to repair the damage.

 “the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the U.S. power grid that has ever occurred.”  Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

No arrests have been made in the case.

Protecting the electric-grid remains a top priority to national security.