Chinese Transformers in our electric grid
The U.S. has imported 300 large power transformers from the People’s Republic of China since 2006. At least 200 of these Chinese transformers are embedded in our electric grid. Watch Frank Gaffney and Michael Mabee break it down on Securing America.
February 1, 2021 Interview:
February 2, 2021 Interview:
Listen to Frank Gaffney and Michael Mabee discuss Chinese transformers embedded in our electric grid on Secure Freedom Radio (segment starts at 32:33 minutes):
February 9, 2021 Interview:
(Segment starts at at 35:08 minutes.)
Notes and Topics:
Between 2006 and 2019, according to data from the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. imported 300 “Liquid dielectric transformers having a power handling capacity exceeding 10,000 kVA” from China.
At least 200 of these Chinese large power transformers found their way into our electric grid. Others may have been bought by large industries, but it is certain that most of these 300 Chinese large power transformers have embedded themselves in some of our critical infrastructures in the U.S.
On January 20, 2021 President Biden signed Executive Order 13990 entitled: “Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.” Buried deep in the 7 page wide ranging order is this provision:
(c) Executive Order 13920 of May 1, 2020 (Securing the United States Bulk-Power System), is hereby suspended for 90 days. The Secretary of Energy and the Director of OMB shall jointly consider whether to recommend that a replacement order be issued.
Presidential Executive Order 13920 was issued to address the electric grid Supply Chain Cybersecurity threat.
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