Aging Power Lines Pose High Risk for Electric Utilities

Aug 15, 2023

The ever-growing importance of upgrading and maintaining power infrastructure is evident through recent extreme heat events and devastating fires. It is not just about hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter storms anymore, as made clear this summer through the catastrophic Maui wildfires.

It has never been more important to harden the electric systems that are at the mercy of these extreme events every day, as the safety of our natural world and our people depends on it. Currently, American utilities face billions in wildfire liability with these aging power lines, so assessing these systems and implementing solutions is crucial. Irby Construction is actively working across the South to harden these unruly systems into safer, more reliable power for all.

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