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The History of the Power Grid and America’s Secure Energy Future

June 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday, June 19, 2023

Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Enjoy complimentary refreshments and browse our partner tables before the program

Program  7:00-8:30 pm

Southridge Recreation Center

4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch

$3 Donation Suggested at Door for non-HRHS members

Glenn Rhoades will present an overview of the work he has done since 2011 on existential threats to the US and Colorado power grids. He will also provide a brief overview of how critical both water and power infrastructures are woven together into the very fabric of life throughout history. Glenn will describe a journey that started with his work on sustainable human habitat in 1978, the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, and the study of the US EMP Congressional Commission in 2014.

Also included are: Roman Aqueducts, Nuclear Coolant Water Security, Viruses  And America’s Secure Energy Future. 

Three US Congressional EMP Reports of 2006, 2008, and 2017 presented to the nation that both water and power are threatened as never before envisioned by modern human society.

Why is there such a surge of interest in this topic?

What is the science behind the threats to the power grid? How safe is our national power grid? How safe is our worldwide power grid? Can a small part of America be bold enough to show the rest of the country that the protection of both water and power systems, at a minimum, is a goal? Can we as a community working together, with a complex mix of players, guard against newly discovered existential threats that could take these resources away forever?

Is it possible that damage to only nine of the 55,000 grids could cause a complete grid down environment for many years? What would that look like?  Why would it take many years to get our grids operational again?

Mr. Rhoades will address these questions and participate in follow up discussions about the electrical grid challenge. Reference material can be found in the partnership work done with actor, Dennis Quaid in his movie found at www.griddownpowerup.com and www.blackskyevent.com.


Glenn E. Rhoades, Director of National Operations of The Electromagnetic Pulse Task Force on National and Homeland Security, which is an official US Congressional Advisory Board working at supporting the EMP Congressional Caucus Co-Chaired by Colorado Representative (R) Doug Lamborn and New York Representative (D) Yvette Clarke.

Glenn was the founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Colorado Nanotech Initiative, Inc.

Prior to that, he spent 35 years at Martin Marietta/Lockheed Martin, Home Depot, Best Buy, Lowes, and Jefferson County Government and State Initiatives in various positions including: engineering planning, sales/consulting, interior space and facility operations, and administration and subcontract management.

Glenn has been involved with projects including the Instrumentation and Flight Safety System Program, the Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program, the Peacekeeper Missile Program, the Barstow, California Heliostat Project and was involved with various interplanetary spacecraft.

In 2014 he joined the EMP Task Force under the leadership of The US Congressional EMP Commission Chief of Staff, Dr. Peter V. Pry and became its National Director of Operations.

Mr. Rhoades has helped author and develop critical infrastructure legislation with state legislators in Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Florida under the topic of establishing Critical Infrastructure Resiliency Initiatives (CIRI) for those states.

SPECIAL BUSINESS GUEST:  Seed Solar is a renewable energy company helping homeowners and businesses produce their own electricity on site. This helps create predictability and sustainability for their electricity consumption and bill. We also empower homeowners to take back control of their power when the grid goes down by offering premium home battery backup systems that can power your home on and off the grid


June 19, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Southridge Recreation Center, Upstairs Auditorium
4800 McArthur Ranch Road
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 United States
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