UNDERGROUNDING OF WIRES -- A LONG TERM SOLUTION
This portion of the GCNH Trees and Power site is being upgraded to add information about studies of undergrounding and GCNH statements supporting undergrounding. It will be substantially complete at the end of January 2021.
Undergrounding of electric and communication distribution wires is a long term solution that would achieve reliability, at the same time preserving the numerous benefits of existing large trees within public rights-of-way and allowing for the planting of similar trees where none exist or where a tree has become hazardous or diseased.
- 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?"