Category: Why Go Underground?

Articles pertaining to some of the reasons that putting electrical transmission and distribution lines underground is important.

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? –

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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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?  

Will power cables be pushed underground?

A perspective on putting power lines underground in a rural setting – the aesthetic and social impact. Will power cables be pushed underground?

Wauwatosa City Officials in Support of Undergrounding of New Power Lines

Interesting article about some of the reasons that cities look to put power lines underground. Official Opposition Lining Up Against Power Lines Along Parkway Neighbors of proposed power line want it buried Wauwatosa city official to seek support for undergrounding of new power lines | TransmissionHub. (Registration Required)

Storm panel report renews debate on higher costs for electric service

Some of the pros of putting power lines underground are highlighted in this article. Published on The Connecticut Mirror ( Keith M. Phaneuf January 9, 2012 Selective burying of electric wires to protect critical public services, dramatically enhanced tree-trimming and new utility performance standards with penalties topped a list of recommendations issued Monday by the panel studying

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Council plan: All would pay for burying of power lines

By Dan Linehan The Free Press MANKATO — If a new proposal to pay for the burying of power lines on Madison Avenue comes to pass, every Xcel Energy customer in Mankato will help foot the bill. The burying of these lines has long been a desire of the city, though businesses along the road

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Dominion’s New 230kV Line

A feature in T&D World Magazine on Dominion’s New 230kV Line.  This project featured Underground Devices 8″ Wunpeece Duct Spacers to support the conduits for this underground transmission line.  

Storm outages may spur underground lines

Ken Dixon, Staff Writer Published 08:46 a.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011 HARTFORD — The state should consider innovative ways to provide electricity and develop public-private partnerships to allow multiple utilities to pay for new underground lines, according to the state’s environmental commissioner. Daniel C. Esty, commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, told the governor’s Two

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