There have been many posts about the danger of smart grids. One of the risks identified is that of being attacked by terrorists. Well, it looks like that has happened in Arkansas. The attack came on 21 August, 2013. This is just another indication of the vulnerability of such systems. Another big reason to avoid smart grids is the privacy concern. With the smart grid, there is real time data on how much electricity you are using along with the ability of them to reduce the flow or cut it off. This technology is not all it is being presented as. Although Pecan Street is being promoted in Texas, you need to consider the real threat of EMP and terrorist activities as well. All that convenience means they can conveniently go down as well.
Liberty for Texas!