Car crash knocks down Palo Alto power pole
Original post made on Jan 7, 2008
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on Jan 7, 2008 at 7:11 pm
Once again, power was lost when a car crashed into a power pole and brought down the line.
When will it sink in that it will cost less money in the longterm if all power lines in urban areas were put under ground. The initial cost of doing this would pay off in the money saved at each winter storm when there is no need to pay utility workers for their time and the equipment costs when a storm could go by without any power outages.
Granted, this power pole was more rurally situated and it may not be efficient to underground the powerlines here, but the same truth applies. Above ground power lines are in essence subject to more cuts than if the lines were underground.
I trust that the driver will recover. If there was no pole, he may have been saved from any pain and indeed any accident.
on Jan 7, 2008 at 10:57 pm
Resident the last undergrounding of Utility Services cost each home owner in excess of $6,000. If Palo Alto Utilities were to pay for the undergrounding instead of paying Enron's creditors $21 Million it would make sense.
on Jan 7, 2008 at 11:38 pm
What group created the socialist operation known as the California ISO?
Well that would be a group of Democrats that were out to cheat Californians and successfully did cheat all Californians out of the money with the help of the thieves at Enron. When you swim with sharks the bigger sharks will eat you, Thank you California Democratic Party, for nothing.