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How Vulnerable is Our Power Grid?


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Power transmission lines
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Last April's shooting attack on a PG&E substation in San Jose was "the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred," according to former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff. We talk with Wellinghoff and other experts about that incident, and about the security of the nation's electrical grid.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jim Fama, vice president of energy delivery for the Edison Electric Institute, the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies
  • Jon Wellinghoff, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and partner at the law firm Stoel Rives LLP
  • Rebecca Smith, staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal

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