Anyone else wondering if recent substation attacks are “white hat” efforts to accelerate/prioritize grid hardening?
These actions, regardless of the true intentions, are hardly costless alarm sounding exercises. Hence the quotations around “white hat” here.
Do these actions help place grid hardening (and prepping more generally) more on the front burner?
I think many people here would agree that some type of long-term grid down situation is one of the worst reasonably plausible scenarios.
And as has also been discussed in here recently, another very bad state of affairs is massively underprepared neighborhoods / communities, which can effectively undermine your own preparation (unless you’re extremely isolated/ well fortified?).