Fear that utility companies remain vulnerable to hackers, terrorists and natural disasters has the Pentagon pushing construction of independent power grids at military bases across the U.S. ...
Increasingly, the Pentagon wants power from its own sources.
“The endgame is to be able to survive if the grid goes down,” said Paul Orzeske, who recently retired as president of Honeywell Building Solutions, the company helping build Fort Bragg’s microgrid.
For years, experts have recommended the U.S. military seek independence from commercial utilities. “Our grid is old and it’s reliant on technology that’s outdated,” said Michael Wu, energy program director for the Truman National Security Project & Center for National Policy, a Washington think tank.
Someone's lying here.
Is a small, independent, diverse system more reliable?
Or is a large, interconnected and redundant system more reliable?
Can't have it both ways. Personally, my vote is with the military when it comes to reliability and safety.