My questions are: 1. Shouldn’t we be developing better methods in electrical service? 2. How can we can we begin to protect ALL lines and the grid?
Predictions by meteorologists are for more ‘super’ storms driven by our warming climate (whether or not assisted by humans). Many are still without power from the east coast here to Ohio. Most of us could shelter the weather well IF the power grid
did not suffer failures. It’s easy to see how quickly we fall into extreme risk when electricity fails.
While the power lines in our immediate area are buried and safer, those we connect to further out are not so if those fail, we do too. Many developments, like ours, do not permit generators either in part because we have no safe areas to store gasoline inside or out and because we are tightly packed, the danger to all would be horrific. Even so, generators will only supply a few days and are not a reliable source of power.
But everything, not just individual homes, depends on electricity. Our entire societal infrastructure is dependent on this one vital utility access. While our lines were buried at the onset of the housing building’s development, most other areas are decades old and lines are as antiquated as the first buildings. I have not heard of new methods either in the way new lines are connected. So my questions again are: 1. Shouldn’t we be developing better methods in electrical service? 2. How can we can we begin to protect ALL lines and the grid?