Certain people should have to wear shock collars at work then when they won't shut the fuck up and go back to their offices they get a ZAP!
Snow storm, ice storm, nothing new down here but definitely not as frequent as in Ohio. Governor issued a state of emergency 3 days out from it hitting. Power companies stage crews for power loss. I get it, power will probably be out for many. But why? Tree limbs snapping because of the ice. This is nothing new when dealing with storms.
I guess what bothers me about this whole thing, the power from the road back too our house is buried. Why isn’t the rest of the power lines that can be buried, not buried? They go through trimming trees running new lines, maintaining said lines that are hanging out there 24/7/365 in whatever weather comes their way. It just seems too boggle my mind on why all the lines aren’t buried that can be and it would seem there‘d be less power outages.
But…. But the upkeep and the maintenance has too balance out at some point. The bean counters have too have some kinda power point proving it
I believe the storm collateral damage would warrant the upfront cost.
Overhead lines just seem too be so antiquated in this day and age.
My job is to dig them up. That's how you get to hook up to the power. Mostly just 15 and 19.9 kv for what I do right now though.Underground has it's own headaches. Lines go bad or short and they have to dig them up. People like Dave dig them up with a backhoe. Etc. Storm restoration damage has a cost recovery model through the utility commission, the company rolls that cost on to the consumer.