University of Vermont

College of
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Study: It's Hard to Bring Down the Electric Grid

Release Date: 10-18-2010

Author: Joshua E. Brown
Phone: 802/656-3039 Fax: (802) 656-3203

Research on the electrical grid by Dr. Paul Hines is receiving national coverage. Last March, the U.S. Congress heard testimony about a scientific study in the journal Safety Science. A military analyst worried that the paper presented a model of how an attack on a small, unimportant part of the U.S. power grid might, like dominoes, bring the whole grid down. Read More

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