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So what happens to the electricity grid during times of war - transmission towers and power lines are very vulnerable. If you destroy a transmission line, can you shut down a country?

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Unfortunately, power grids and generation plants are often a primary target in today's wars. Shutting down the grid hinders the ability to communicate and manage a battlefield, but it also shuts down the water pumps, sewer systems, and hospital operations. Wars/civil wars are not good places for rational thinking.

The modern world is more interested in the business of making money. The developed world hasn't yet seen guerrillas blowing up transmission towers.

As the standard of living improves in the developing countries, there will be less interest in trying to tear down the system, and more focus on everyone trying to make it work. One of the prime reconstruction projects in Iraq is to bring the grid back to full operation.

Transmission lines are shut down by major storms, lightning strikes, and regular maintenance. Grids do fail for a variety of reasons, yet utilities are quick to restore electrical service since money is lost when there are no customers using your product.

With more redundant and competitive links built for additional system security, the more reliable the overall grid is to the operator and consumer.

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Updated: 2016/06/30

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