Energy Industry also Faces Threats from Drones

The energy sector is subject to the potential harm caused by drones flying in minimally regulated, and often unmonitored airspace. The energy industry does not only have an impact on commerce but rather national security. An event, caused by a nefarious drone attack in this energy industry, could take down the power grid and affect day-to-day commerce, interstate trade and the comfort and safety of the American public. Homeland Security identifies the U.S. energy infrastructure as the main factor that fuels the economy of the 21st century. Without a stable energy supply, health and welfare are threatened, and the U.S. economy cannot function. The daily cost of taking a power-generating facility offline would have a huge financial impact and therefore, the need for energy leaders to understand, access, and mitigate risk is crucial …

Electric Light & Power | Oct. 9, 2018

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