POWER GRID TERROR INCIDENTS ON EAST COAST-ATTEMPTED POWER LINES TAKEDOWN WITH BOMBS SLUNG OVER POWER LINES

I received these messages at work (Power Utility Company) on a tool called the RCIS (Reliability Coordinator Information System) which is maintained by NERC. I am a Reliability Coordinator and work in the SERC sub-region (Southeast) Don't know if this will make the news and wanted you to know about it.At approximately 2115, the New England ISO control room received information from REMVEC that some person or entity constructed a line of metal cans tied together, and projected them over the 326 line and Phase II lines, (where they share a right of way) draping them over the lines, and back to the ground causing a fire. This is located in Tyngsborough, MA. The Local Control Center has personnel in route to assess the damage. The lines have stayed in service to this point, and it is unclear as to the damage suffered.


This is an update to the potential vandalism post sent at 2130, 3/30/2016. A 345 kV AC line (326 line) was found to have 3 separate wires, each attached to a pipe bomb, over each conductor. Work crews were able to remove the lines before the pipe bombs were found. The 326 line is now believed to be safe. The 450 DC tie line (Phase II tie line with HQTE) in the same right of way has the same issue. There is a wire with attached pipe bombs over each line. The state bomb squad has been contacted to come and remove the bombs prior to removing the wires from the lines. It is unsure if Phase II will be required to be taken out of service once the bombs are removed to remove the wires.

Mar 31, 2016

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