Hardening' Power Lines
- Going underground increases power lines' costs. // Underground Construction;Feb2004, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p8
Reports on the additional costs of constructing underground power lines from Middleton to Norwalk, Connecticut. Factors which contributed to the higher costs according to observers.
- A NEW APPROACH TO CABLE REPLACEMENT. Henry, Gregory; Knotts, Rick; Vukojevic, Aleksandar // Transmission & Distribution World;Mar2006, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p22
The article focuses on the development of an underground cable-replacement methodology based on the outputs of the underground-cable asset-management software from the National Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center by a team of experts at Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. Led by...
- Seeking Solutions For Undergrounding Electric Transmission. Carpenter, Robert // Underground Construction;Oct2015, Vol. 70 Issue 10, p2
The article offers the author's insights on the workshop reducing Cost of Construction Underground Transmission Lines by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The author states that the purpose of the event was to create research directions to leverage and help the growing trend of...
- Pole to pole in San Antonio. Pasley, Dave // Planning;Dec97, Vol. 63 Issue 12, p18
Describes the effort of San Antonio, Texas to convert overhead electric lines to underground lines. Program created by the Board of City Public Service (CPS); Cost of converting the entire CPS electric system from overhead to underground; Number of years which the city has worked to achieve...
- What other cities are doing. // Planning;Dec97, Vol. 63 Issue 12, p20
Reports that Palo Alto, California, began an underground electric utility conversion program in the early 1960s. Reason why other cities have never been successful in launching the underground utility districts; Requirements for setting up utility districts; San Antonio's conversion program as...
- Municipal Utilities Talk About Underground. Maxwell, Rich // Transmission & Distribution World;Jan2007, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p48C
The article focuses on the problems complained by utility representatives when responding to trouble calls and maintaining back-yard systems in Winfield, Kansas. According to them, the underground system badly affects responses for trouble calls, making them more inaccessible. Debates were...
- Damage Prevention: It's More Than `Call Before You Dig'. Campbell, Claudette // Underground Construction;Sep99, Vol. 54 Issue 9, p116
Presents information on `Dig Safely' national campaign which is designed to create awareness for underground facility damage prevention. Expectation from the initiative; Key messages in Dig Safely; Contact information.
- Digging Safe Starts With A Call. // Underground Construction;Apr2015, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p32
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- Overhead to underground in Colorado Springs. Johnson, Stephen G. // Transmission & Distribution World;Oct97, Vol. 49 Issue 11, p123
Features Colorado Springs, Colorado City Council's policy recommendations to Colorado Springs Utilities over underground and overhead electric line placement feasibility studies. System improvement funding; Colorado Springs Utilities' underground project at the US Olympic Training Facility;...