While the US power grid is generally considered reliable, it faces vulnerabilities from various factors. Extreme weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires can damage infrastructure, leading to prolonged outages. Physical attacks, including sabotage and foreign threats, pose risks, potentially causing societal disruptions. These threats are on the rise.
Cyberattacks are also a growing concern as the grid relies more on digital systems. Hackers could access and disrupt power infrastructure. Overall, the grid's reliability is questionable, and its failure could have significant economic and social consequences.
This is not scaremongering but a real issue that demands awareness.