Chigomezyo Ngwira, assistant researcher, physics was quoted in Science Magazine discussing the necessity of protecting national power grids against space storms. See below.
Space storms could crash upper Midwest’s power grid
From: Science Magazine
Date: Sept. 13, 2016
Author: Elizabeth Deatrick
...Many companies already rely on data from the U.S.. government to keep their grids safe: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for instance, provides space weather forecasts that can provide some advance notice of incoming storms. But scientists say more can be done. “I think everyone in the field recognizes the importance of looking at this problem and trying to resolve it as soon as possible,” says Chigomezyo Ngwira, a space physicist at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., who wasn't’t involved in the study...