The Texas Grid and U.S. National Security
America’s electric power grid is arguably the most vulnerable part of our nation’s infrastructure. Divided among three geographical regions, the U.S. network remains dangerously exposed to a host of potentially devastating natural disasters and foreign attacks. Yet, Texas finds itself in a unique position to act.
Utilities in the Lone Star State operate their own, self-contained grid. And, because it is confined within state borders, the Texas government has authority to preempt catastrophe by “hardening” the system. The state government has the responsibility for public safety, the financial resources and access to the latest technologies necessary to accomplish this mission.