UNDERGROUNDING OF WIRES -- A LONG TERM SOLUTION
Undergrounding of electric and other utility wires is a long term solution that would achieve greater power and other utility reliability. BUT, it would come too late to prevent unnecessary destruction of healthy tall growing trees by the electric utilities under their current plans. The following documents provide some information, and searching the Internet will lead you to more.
- GCNH and URI letter urging DEEP to plan for maximum undergrounding of utility wires in its Comprehensive Energy Plan, December 13, 2012
New Haven Independent, "Clear Trees? Or Bury Power Lines" February 7, 2014
Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2013, "Should Utilities Be Required to Bury Power Lines to Protect Them?'
CNN, February 12, 2014, "Electric users ask: Why not put power lines underground?",
CNN, February 13, 2014, "Why we should bury the power lines"
Popular Mechanics, October 31, 2012, "Should the Northeast Bury its Power Lines to Prevent Outages?"