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In an age where dependency on electricity is at its peak, ‘Grid Down, Power Up’ shines a spotlight on the essential truths we must confront. Our thought-provoking exploration will leave you captivated, and inspired to play your part in securing a resilient power grid for generations to come.


Buckle down and power up with this series of shocking scenarios and check out the 8-minute exclusive first look available here for your viewing pleasure. 

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“The grid is something you probably don’t think much about until it goes out, which unfortunately is happening more and more in recent years.”
– John Oliver

“We have the tools to solve the problem.”

– Joe Rogan

About the Movie

Grid Down, Power Up

The Movie

Grid failure is a real and imminent threat, a devastatingly deadly occurrence leading to life-threatening shortages of heat, food, and water. If protective measures are not taken, we will experience catastrophic failures leaving citizens in states of starvation, death, destruction, and darkness for months. Reports released from Texas’ 3-day “snowmageddon” indicate a minimum death toll of 246, with some estimates climbing as high as 702. An outage of 1-2 years would lead to 10,000,000+ deaths. One thing is evident: the clock is ticking, and if nothing changes, the power may go out for good… WATCH THE MOVIE

The US Power Grid
Dennis Quaid hosts an alarming look into the potential of life without power. A dynamic legion of energy, economic, national security, and infrastructure experts fearlessly expose our most critical global threat: the vulnerability of our nation’s power grids. Together they inform the public of imminent threats and the infinite horrors in store from prolonged power loss. Buckle down and power up with this series of shocking scenarios. To learn more about The Grid visit our FAQ page.…WATCH THE MOVIE
The Utility Companies

The U.S. power grid is aging and already struggling to meet current demand. It faces a future with more people — people who drive more electric cars and heat homes with more electric furnaces. Our electric utility companies have not implemented sufficient precautions to protect our grid and are well aware of the dangers. Numerous readily available grid safety solutions exist. These viable innovations must be rapidly instituted to protect our grid against known threats and hazards. As the demand for grid protection expands, brilliant minds will undoubtedly develop even more innovative ideas to secure our grid and protect our power. Promising fortification concepts have been developed by wise executives and utility engineers who understand that strict guidelines and protection measures may (hopefully) become required by law. Consistent citizen pressure must continue to pass legislation requiring utility companies to implement existing protective protocols while encouraging them to forge further state-of-the-art safeguards. Our goal at ‘GDPU’ is to ensure the grid never goes down! We’ve taken the time to list examples of immediate/interim solutions and sensible steps to secure our existing grids while we push for developing reliable, resilient microgrids… Help Resolve This

The State and Federal Officials 

Our state and federal officials understand the dangers of grid failure but haven’t successfully passed legislation to remedy the problem. Unfortunately, the current cybersecurity standards designed by “the industry” and “approved” by the federal government are dangerously insufficient. Their security standards lean towards negligence and apply only to the “bulk power system.” The current cybersecurity standards clearly state: companies are NOT required to seek detection, mitigation, or even removal of malware (like the virus Russia employed to terminate electricity in Ukraine and then implanted in our systems). Even more shocking: these standards do not protect against catastrophic cyber-physical threats such as “Aurora” and don’t apply to imperative systems that allow grid operators to control the flow of electricity. Federal regulators have long been warned about these severe deficiencies. We must continue to push and encourage the federal government, state legislators, and public service commissioners to mandate upgraded cybersecurity standards to protect our power gridHelp Resolve This

The Media 

Recent attacks on substations in Washington and Carolina have put everyone on high alert as we have seen firsthand how easily and quickly things can go awry. The grid has become a popular news topic as many states, like California, have continued to report rolling blackouts during heat waves. In recent months, government officials and reporters alike have urged citizens to refrain from excessive usage, even suggesting people forgo charging electric vehicles to reduce stress on the grid. See the most recent news about grid attacks and the grid in the media check here.


Three years ago, Texas resident David Tice discovered a documentary in progress illuminating the grave risks and associated outcomes of a complete power grid collapse. After the initial shock, he took action to carry the production to completion. Grid failure is a real and imminent threat to our modern way of life, a devastating and deadly occurrence that recently “hit home” as outages ravaged Texans in February 2021.

Disaster struck our grid as three severe winter storms swept the United States, triggering the worst energy infrastructure failure in Texas state history. This incident ultimately led to critical, life-threatening shortages of heat, food, and water along with rolling blackouts affecting more than 4.5 million businesses and residences over several days.

A final report released from the Texas Department of State Health Services concluded that a minimum of 246 fatalities occurred with some estimates climbing as high as 702. The documented causes of death included: house fires, automobile collisions, drowning, hypothermia, and carbon monoxide poisoning as citizens desperately fought to survive the loss of power. According to officials at ERCOT, Texas’ power grid was “seconds and minutes” away from a catastrophic failure with the potential to leave residents in darkness for months.

After much consideration, David took matters into his own hands. When asked why, he stated: “The human brain does three things. It remembers the past, builds connections, and creates ideas for the future.” The shocking realization that humans have become so reliant on power to survive sparked the initiative to release this electrifying documentary while connecting with fellow energy warriors like Senator Hall. “We are here to kindle a movement and fix this problem.”

In the midst of research and investigation, one thing became abundantly clear. Natural disasters and weather phenomena are only one facet in the frightening scope of future failures. An orchestrated physical attack, electromagnetic pulse (EMP), cyber-attack, or geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) could shut down our electric grid for a year; or longer. This is a Global, humanitarian issue, not a political one; if something is not done, we will inevitably find ourselves in the dawn of a new Dark Age. Watch “Grid Down Power Up” for more information to understand how you can help solve this problem and protect our power. WATCH THE MOVIE

The Filmmakers


The C-Suite Network
Energy Security CounciL

A community of citizens, companies, utility organizations, and elected officials, with a common goal in mind - to make our vulnerable national electric grid more secure.


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