Category: Maintenance & reliability

Hurricane Sandy cuts power for millions. Why aren’t utility lines underground?

An interesting article relating the benefits of underground power in the face a bad weather.   Hurricane Sandy cuts power for millions. Why aren’t utility lines underground? – CSMonitor.com.

FPL to invest about $15bn through 2014 on smart grid, other measures | TransmissionHub

FPL to invest about $15bn through 2014 on smart grid, other measures | TransmissionHub. By Corina Rivera-Linares Florida Power & Light (FPL) expects to invest about $15bn over the five-year period that began in 2010 and runs through 2014, or about $3bn a year, on smart grid technology and other measures, a company spokesperson told

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Utilities to spend millions on grid  – Business – Charleston Daily Mail – West Virginia News and Sports –

Utilities to spend millions on grid  – Business – Charleston Daily Mail – West Virginia News and Sports –. by George Hohmann Daily Mail Business Editor The two largest electric companies in West Virginia say millions of dollars of upgrades approved by the region’s grid operator will maintain reliable electric power supplies in the wake

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Winter Park buries power lines in project that may last 17 years

As a way to increase system reliability and also to beautify the area, Winter Park, Florida is working on a long-term project to bury power lines underground.  Winter Park buries power lines in project that may last 17 years. 9:41 p.m. EST, May 20, 2012|By Anika Myers Palm, Orlando Sentinel The Winter Park of 2029

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PECO to Invest in Underground Cable Upgrade

PHILADELPHIA, Apr 26, 2012 PECO will invest approximately $3.2 million this year to replace and perform preventative maintenance on about 19 miles of underground cable that delivers electricity to thousands of residential customers across the region. About $3 million will be spent to replace 14 miles of underground cable this year. Work has already been

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Chino Hills resolution to underground 500-KV powerlines to be negotiated

May 4 – McClatchy-Tribune Regional News – Canan Tasci San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. Confidential settlement negotiations on alternatives for a 500 kilovolt power line route in Chino Hills have started among California Public Utilities Commission, Southern California Edison and city officials. CPUC officials on Thursday announced the talks will include discussions about undergrounding the

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Pacific Gas and Electric’s Meadow Vista dig to bury power lines – Auburn Journal

PG&E’s Meadow Vista dig to bury power lines – Auburn Journal. Another project in Northern California to underground power lines.

Burying electricity power lines ‘cheaper than National Grid claims’

The argument in favor of installing more power lines underground in the UK is heating up. Burying electricity power lines ‘cheaper than National Grid claims’

If Power Lines Fall, Why Don’t They Go Underground?

Some interesting perspectives on the pros and cons of putting power lines underground. If Power Lines Fall, Why Don’t They Go Underground?  

Estherville – Conversion of overhead wires to underground system continues – EsthervilleDailyNews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, North Central Iowa, Emmet County — Estherville Daily News

Underground system upgrades in Iowa. Estherville – Conversion of overhead wires to underground system continues – EsthervilleDailyNews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, North Central Iowa, Emmet County — Estherville Daily News. From the article:  “We have had a few weather-related calls,” said Eveleth. “All of these will continue to decrease as more of our system is

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