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County utilities keep eye on threats to power grid

Four power stations were attacked on Christmas, leaving thousands without power in Pierce County.

Those attacks have put local PUDs on alert, including Mason County PUD 1 and 3.

“Vulnerabilities of the electrical grid is something that all power providers, from the large power market administrations like BPA, to the local power companies that deliver the electricity to the customers, are all cognizant of and continue to address in various ways,” PUD 1 General Manager Kristin Masteller wrote the Journal in an email. “Power grid vandalism is dangerous. Not just for the hospitals and emergency ag...


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