Smart grids are essential to prevent old power infrastructure from holding back the US economy


In March 2018, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report detailing how Russian operatives had launched a handful of attacks across segments of the US’s critical infrastructure, including the power grid. The report spurred a wave of headlines claiming that Russia would soon be able to take over parts of the power grid as it did in Ukraine in 2015. Grid modernization is vital to the future of the US economy, and recent events have underscored a particularly vulnerable sector that needs to be addressed in the coming years. Unfortunately, this is a longstanding issue, and…

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