April 16 2013 Metcalf Substation

Timeline, Assault on California Power Station, Source: The Wall Street Journal

Timeline, Assault on California Power Station, Source: The Wall Street Journal

On April 16th 2013, over a dozen transformers at a PG&E substation were destroyed by a “military style raid.” Before the attack began, the fiber-optic phone lines outside the substation were cut. Then, knowing exactly where to aim to cause the most damage, the assailants strategically fired over 100 rounds at the transformers.