As we harden and enhance the grid, we can’t forget distribution
Earlier this month, Power Magazine released an article highlighting the efforts being made to upgrade the U.S. power grid. The need is definitely evident, as the article states, “The U.S. needs to expand electricity transmissions systems by 60% by 2030…”
We’ve seen how utilities are hardening their infrastructure with undergrounding, and the method is growing in popularity. While there is tremendous work to be done on the transmission side, there are also millions of miles more of lower voltage lines and transformers, providing a massive challenge to the grid’s resiliency. The article suggests there is more attention deserved on the distribution side.
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