Are Smart Meters Safe?

Are Smart Meters Safe?

What are Smart Meters? Smart Meters are digital utility meters that send customers’ detailed usage information to the utility using a radio-frequency transmitter (or over the power lines in the case of Powerline Carrier (PLC) systems.  Some meters also contain other...
New DHS Electromagnetic Incident Protection Strategy

New DHS Electromagnetic Incident Protection Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the release of a Strategy for Protecting and Preparing the Homeland against Threats from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD). Developing a strategy that lays out a clear vision, the...
How Safe is the Power Grid?

How Safe is the Power Grid?

I think anyone who’s lived through an Ice Storm can answer this question with ease.  However, the experts at the ASCE or American Society of Civil Engineers, regularly evaluates, reviews and issues strength/weakness reports regarding the Continental United States...