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China Builds Dangerous Backdoor to U.S. Electrical Grid

China Builds Dangerous Backdoor to U.S. Electrical Grid

In a shocking new report from The Christian Broadcast News (CBN), China has built backdoor access to America’s electrical grid. This is a dangerous update on a potential threat to our most vital of public services of maintaining electricity for our people. 

In almost every city across the nation, electrical substations have transformers that provide electrical services. Transformers take voltage from the power plant and convert it to safe levels to distribute out to give energy to our homes. This is how we turn on the lights, cook our food, run air conditioning and access the internet. Without these electrical substations and transformers, none of this would be possible. Our people would be completely in the dark. 

China knows this. They have used common knowledge of our needs against us in a secret but potentially heavily damaging way.

Apparently, according to the CBN report, China manufactures and sends over many of our electrical grids components. Not only this, but a backdoor entry access has been built in for China to easily access this fundamental component of our society. 

Joe Weiss, an electrical engineer and independent consultant to the CBN, warns that “they have their finder on that trigger today that they can take over that transformer and everything that transformer supplies coming in or going out. That’s a very big deal… Many people have called transformers the ‘Achilles heel’ of the electrical grid…”

Weiss also said in his warning that this is no hypothetical threat. We have already discovered this back door capability within the Chinese manufactured transformers within electrical components. 

In fact, it was this revelation that led Donald Trump in May of 2020 to sign an executive order banning the “acquisition, importation, transfer or installation” of any bulk power systems from “foreign adversaries.” 

Weiss said, “the next large transformer from China that arrived at the Port of Houston, was intercepted by the U.S. Department of Energy and taken to the Sandia National Laboratory. Remember this is a 500 ton multi- million dollar machine, so there was a utility missing.”

Journalists like Llewellyn King, who has been covering energy for decades, was met with silence when asking about the missing transformer. Weiss continued to comment that, “…not only do our domestic utilities not know what has been found, our closest allies that also have Chinese made transformers do not know what has been found.”

This is possibly such a great threat on the world stage that government agencies under both Trump and Biden have decided to keep the story under wraps for the potential threat it may pose.

Even companies themselves could see a fault in the electrical grid as a product of a technical malfunction rather than a hack to the system. Think of the recent electrical problems that just occurred in Texas during the winter blast earlier this year. 

Warnings about threats such as these are not just recently either. Even back in 2012, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta warned that, “The collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber Pearl Harbor. An attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. An attack that would paralyze and shock the nation and create a new profound sense of vulnerability.”

This foresight seems ever more ominous with the recent revelation. The potential threat of a backdoor to our electrical grid built in by China is so great that no one wishes to consider its implications.

What would we do if a mass of our electrical capabilities suddenly shut down?

No lights, no refrigeration, no internet, no heating or cooling, no access to banking or transactions. The implications of such an event are vast and far reaching, beyond complete comprehension.

If this is the case and China infiltrates a great number of our transformers, what can we do to fix it? It would take a great restoration and serious action in part by ourselves and our ally nations to turn such a capability around. We would have to rebuild many of the main components to our electrical grid. Is this even possible?

In America, I believe anything is possible. But first we have to have proper knowledge of the full extent of the potential threat. Then we can make decisions forward as to what we should do to upgrade the systems. So, here’s to hoping that this is not as serious a problem as it seems to be. And that leaders in our current time are taking this serious notion into consideration.

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  1. Joe S Bruder

    The fact that the main sources for this story are Epoch Times and CBN make me skeptical. A transformer, in its most basic form, is a couple of wires wrapped around a core. OK, this is a lot bigger, so add some bells and whistles like lightning arrestors, and oil cooling and the ability to handle extremely high voltages and three phases… There may be a communications interface for maintenance, but how are the Chinese going to access it? Drive up to it and plug into the maintenance panel? If it’s a 500 ton multi-million dollar piece of equipment means that it will be installed in a rather large power plant as well. Add to the list that Trump’s DOE supposedly confiscated one and Biden reversed the decision, it all adds up to plain old China-bashing by the last administration. You’re just repeating China-bashing from a known China-basher – I call bullshit on this article!

    • Dan Tyree

      Joe you really should remove your head from your ass. China will do anything to harm America It’s hard to believe that fools like you and Ben exist

    • Wantnot

      You are the one passing “bullshit”. What a disinformation troll you are! Everything in this article is not only plausible it is just the type of sinister stuff the sneaky Chinese do in all things electronic! Why would any government allow an adversarial and many times hostel, communist country to manufacture OUR critical infrastructure? Our ‘electricity grid’ is at the top of the list along with water supply that should have NO outside influences whatsoever! Despite your obvious trolling bs everyone without your agenda believes this also!!!

    • Ray

      You have a nice concept of old school power transformers. Now look up “smart power transformers” and see what’s currently being done to convert to a smart power grid. The transformer has been converted into a full, self contained power substation with metering, control, and predictive analysis. That is likely hackable, especially if “they” incorporated a hidden wifi link accessible from just outside a power station with a high gain wifi antenna or use a BPL control signal like with smart meters.

    • L

      The best thing that could happen to this country is for the entire grid to go down. I hope they do have the capacity and actually do it.

      Talk about getting real in a hurry, and survival of the fittest!

      We’ll lose a ton of useless pretenders that will have no idea how to cope or be useful, and then a true rebuild can happen.

  2. Stephen Lloyd

    The wires already run to it. Pick any alternate frequency to send the Kill Signal. Include a filter so the Kill Switch can recognize it. Done Deal.

  1. If they found nothing, then why doesn’t Trump release the inventory list of the documents. He is within his rights…