I posted on this subject here . The twitter link that I posted there has theories for who is responsible and possible motives. I’ve got some experience with grid connecting commercial scale renewables to the grid. IMO, experience has led me to believe that the only security solution here is an aggressive decentralization of our grid into thousands of smaller units that are capable of “islanding” by themselves. Since the current entities controlling the grid ($$$$) will resist losing control of things, I think the only thing that will force change is a major grid problem unfortunately. Resistance to change, regulatory capture, the fact that many electric components are manufactured offshore (like high voltage transformers with multiple years waiting times),etc. Utilities would really prefer you stay connected to the grid and paying them monthly, and you know all that grid hardening costs $$$ and cuts into shareholder profits. If you don’t like this scenario, I would encourage you to contact your elected officials with suggestions for the solutions that you would like to see. I’m kind of concerned that our grid repair parts might be withheld from us in the event of a grid problem. Back to prepping. Sorry about the rant. Short term,anything you can do to be more self sufficient with electrical stuff is always a good idea. From, being able to recharge your phone and small items to being able to keep the the critical items in your home (Refrigerator, furnace, freezer ) going in the event of a long grid outage (ice storm or something else). A lot of my posts on the forum are on this topic, so that might be of interest. Plus the forum mods have a lot of good how to articles , along with many other quality posts by forum members.