The Case for Underground Distribution
The intense heat waves of summer 2022 are further exposing the poor integrity of America’s current power grid.
Utility Dive recently published an insightful article that supports the case for transferring distribution lines underground, as places like Texas are awaiting the impending doom of possible grid outages.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency reports that 62% of all power lines in the country are overhead, and that power outages are 9 times more likely to occur when lines are conducted overhead.
In regards to worker and civilian safety, power line reliability, and resilience, Underground presents many benefits.
Learn more about strategic under-grounding and its background at the article here.