Underground Transmission Conference

Underground transmission technologies have advanced significantly, and costs continue to decrease as more high voltage power lines are being buried.

Following is an excerpt from a notice to attend an Underground Transmission Conference in San Diego, California, January 29-30, 2013. For more information on this conference and on how to register, see this link. Burying high voltage power lines eliminates all of the negative impacts of overhead lines:

“New transmission projects are being proposed, planned, and built all over the U.S. and Canada. The need for a water crossing, the desire to preserve open space and other aesthetic issues, and dealing with constrained right of way has meant that utilities must consider installing underground transmission. At the same time advanced cable technologies are being developed, installation techniques have expanded in terms of options and efficiency while cost factors have improved… In some cases, going underground is necessary in order to bring a project to completion, based on public pressure or constrained space. In addition, in more instances, underground or submarine transmission is the first choice for longer distances.

Conference attendees will hear from experienced professionals on the following:

  • Reasons for taking transmission underground
  • Installation techniques
  • Underground/submarine cable systems
  • Maintenance, testing, and repair for high voltage cable systems”

~ by RETA on December 22, 2012.

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