Right around now, the companies and regulators that make up the North American electricity system – i.e., the power grid – are undergoing a stress test. It is the second and final day of a “war game” on the grid.
Right now, the lights are out for thousands of North Americans. Virtually, that is.
That’s the idea of an exercise known as GridEx III. It’s the third time the electric industry has faced a set of pretend attacks. The latest simulation came Wednesday and Thursday.