The Story Behind “Grid Down Power Up” The Documentary:
Two 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 complete the production. 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 heat, food, and water shortages, along with rolling blackouts affecting more than 4.5 million businesses and residences over several days.
A final report released by 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.
Mission / Vision Statement
“The shocking realization that humans have become so reliant on power to survive sparked the initiative to release this electrifying documentary. We are here to kindle a movement and protect our power.”
“Grid Down, Power Up is more than a movie, it’s a movement. The world can’t survive without power, and our electric grids are vulnerable to collapse and failure. We have the tools to fix the problem; we must act now before it’s too late.”
“Grid Down, Power Up is a documentary produced to provoke change. We are here to provide people with the power of knowledge and present a plan of action to prevent catastrophic damage to the world as we know it.”
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