Report: America’s Western Power Grid Is Totally Vulnerable To Attacks

Thursday, April 7, 2016
By Paul Martin


One of America’s largest power grid operators has not done enough to protect its electricity transmission infrastructure from physical attacks, according to a federal audit.

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) inspector general released a report Thursday detailing how the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) “had not always established adequate physical security measures and practices for its critical assets, addressed physical security measures recommended in prior risk assessments, and conducted performance testing to ensure that security measures for physical assets were performing as designed.”

WAPA is one of four DOE-run electricity transmission providers and is responsible for more than 17,000 miles of transmission lines which provide power to 680 utility and power companies that operate 328 substations across the western U.S. — WAPA is one of the top 10 largest electrical transmission operators in the country.

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