Copper wire stolen from West Penn Power substation in Lower Burrell

The West Penn Power Shaffers Corner substation at the corner of Bair and Puckety Church roads in Lower Burrell was the site of recent copper ground wire theft, as seen on Friday, April 10, 2015.  Grounding wires were stolen from a high-voltage substation in …

Power grid’s failing infrastructure at risk of cyberattack

New concerns over cyber threat to power grid By Christopher Snyder Published April 08, 2015 Tuesday’s power failure in Washington has once again raised questions about the vulnerability of America’s electric power grid. Fox News National Security Analyst KT McFarland spoke to experts Darren …

Homeland Security Expert: DC Power Outage Shows Vulnerability

Whether or not the power outage in Washington was caused by an attack of some sort, homeland security expert Peter Vincent Pry tells Newsmax TV that it shows there is vulnerability. The power outage was the result of an explosion at a power plant …

Power Failure Hits Washington and Maryland After Substation Fire

WASHINGTON — An equipment failure at a Maryland electric plant on Tuesday caused a widespread shutdown across the city and parts of suburban Maryland, leaving the White House and other government buildings temporarily without power. Tom Dennison, a spokesman with the Southern Maryland Electric …