China and the US power grid.

China and the US power grid.

  • https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/voa-news-china/us-moves-pull-chinese-equipment-its-power-grid

    “WASHINGTON - An executive order issued last week proposes to “monitor and replace” any U.S. power grid equipment made by the nation’s foreign adversaries.

    Analysts said it would mainly affect Chinese-made products like electrical transformers.

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on May 1 prohibiting bulk power system equipment from foreign companies in the U.S. grid, citing security concerns.

    The U.S. Department of Energy noted that under the current rules, contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder when it comes to bulk power system procurement, and that creates a "vulnerability that can be exploited by those with malicious intent."

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette said that it is imperative that “the bulk-power system be secured against exploitation and attacks by foreign threats.”

  • Discussion
  • Some of this makes sense, some might not.

    The command & control of the power grid is something that could be hacked, a raw transformer, without control systems, not so much.

    Much of the command & control is pretty basic stuff, not really hackable.

    It is a distributive system, where local substations are the major part of local control, and their equipment is basic and automatic, not via complex electronics or software.

    However, software, in theory, could cause something like overloading a transmission line, causing it to fail, and causing a gird wide power outage.

    There is a poster on here who says he is a working expert on power distribution, maybe he will chime in on this.

  • I'm sure there's a point to linking old stories.

    I doubt we'll find out though.

    Food pics and victim card on the way...

  • Arnold Jackson said... (original post)I'm sure there's a point to linking old stories.I doubt we'll find out though. Food pics and victim card on the way...

    You are too stupid to figure out the EO’s that were revoked.

    Thats why you are a wothless no value poster.

    Its my daily pitty post to you. Savor it like a sausage.

  • 262108420A said... (original post)You are too stupid to figure out the EO’s that were revoked. Thats why you are a wothless no value poster. Its my daily pitty post to you. Savor ...

    How much power grid equipment was replaced?

    Thanks in advance.

    And was the EO "revoked"? Or suspended?

    Also thanks in advance.

    user generated

    This post was edited by Arnold Jackson 1 month ago

  • Not sure how keep China out of the market that it dominates globally will help the US. It is like we have become the China of the globe, demanding everything be built here while China is the free market winner.

  • What are you babbling about now?

    user generated

  • Weak sauce deflection thread.

    Do better next time Chuckles.

  • Yes, China spies on the United States, and most other countries, as does the United States spy on China, and most other countries.

    This is something you get your dong all twisted up about?

  • Every seriously nuclear armed country has EMP weapons.

    Heck, in one of the Ocean flicks they stole one from a lab to shut down a casino.