The electrical grid could be a target of opportunity for terrorists, with potentially devastating results.
Knocking out electrical power generation and distribution could be catastrophic. According to an article in the Washington Examiner:
A lack of electricity would shut off water systems, impact city transportation services and shutdown hospitals and other big facilities. Fresh and frozen foods also would be impacted as would banks, financial institutions and utilities.
The potential death toll of a widespread attack on the electrical grid could be in the millions and the economic impact would be incalculable. Not surprisingly, Congress and the President aren’t doing anything to address this vulnerability on a national level despite the warnings from experts. So don’t expect the grid to become either more robust or secure anytime soon.