According to a recent White House report major power outages caused by severe weather have increased almost tenfold in the last two decades. This video introduces a simple concept with profound potential to prevent the number one cause of blackouts … pole failure. The Grid Defender® is a patented electro-mechanical power line support system that has recently passed engineering peer review at Montana State University. It is now ready to be constructed on a test site somewhere in North America to prove the concept in real world conditions. This critical test phase could usher in a new era of power line management where the resiliency of power poles and lines dramatically exceeds anything available today to protect the power grid.