Lights Out: The Vulnerability And Fragility Of Our Current Electric Grid Time And Again Is Showcased In An Unfavorable Light
There are different levels to preparing for loss of power. It can go from a temporary loss for a few hours to total loss of all electrical equipment for years. The greater the problem is the lower down the levels you will go making sustainability more challenging. The following levels will deal mainly with power concerns so only brief mention will be given to food, water, sanitation and security concerns.
Level one – normal operations with full access to electrical devices and power
Level two- disruption of power systems for less than 24 hours
Level three- loss of power systems up to two weeks
Level four- loss of power systems for two weeks or longer
Level five- catastrophic destruction of power systems and some electrical devices
Level six- catastrophic destruction of power systems globally along with most or all electrical devices
Level one- All systems are functional and nothing out of the ordinary is experienced. All creature comforts are available and accessible.