Yet, amazingly our grid is open and vulnerable to catastrophic failure. A solar flare such as we just avoided a last year could wipe out every electronic device on the planet as well as our power grid, which would take us years to rebuild.
Everyone needs to write their local Senators, and Representatives. Do not write to one outside of your district, because it will be filtered out and they will never see it. You must address the issue of insulating our grid now. The cost to do this would be between 1.5 and 3 Billion dollars. The cost of having to rebuild our infrastructure should it fail would be astronomical by comparison, and the consequences unthinkable. This is an issue of utmost importance to us all. If the power goes, so do we! A simple investment now, could prevent disaster in the future.