Re: PG&E Shutting off power.
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:24 am
Power lines fail on their own (at a MUCH lower rate) so burying them becomes a logistical challenge to repair changing the repair time from a few hours to a few days so only the very most EXPENSIVE and vital lines are buried in most areas.LTLFTcomposite wrote: ↑Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:17 amWe got the same thing in Florida after the hurricanes, OMG the electric company is so stupid why aren't the power lines underground!
Then the costs and what it would do to everyones electric bill came to light and the first world hardship of being without power for a few days maybe once or twice in a lifetime was quickly forgotten. The end result was more concrete poles so restoration after a storm was much quicker. Also some "smart grid" stuff, I suppose that helps them diagnose issues proactively. Hopefully they get more out of that than sending me an email telling me the power is out.
I often wondered the same especially in town but its more than installation costs of excavation that has to be looked at.