This story is going to be promoted over the next few days.
There aren’t too many clues to fakery as to whether or not this was a manufactured event. I tend to think that the complicated grid intertwining complete with competing and conflicting monitoring had something to do with it. I was always bothered by the official explanation for the first few days, but don’t see any standout clues in the subsequent reports. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeas…
From a pre-planned event scenario, it’s quite possible a real world test is done every few decades to test the infrastructure and see the sh*tizen’s reactions to no power. It could also be used to further a (needed) agenda to bolster power lines and generation.
As usual, I doubt we’ll ever know.