Thursday, February 7, 2013

Underground power lines to be studied

From AM-NY:

The City Council yesterday unanimously passed a bill to explore the possibility of moving New York City's power lines underground. The bill requires the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability (OLTPS) to conduct a study that will determine where in the city relocation of the power lines would be most effective and help strengthen the infrastructure in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Sandy left nearly 2 million New York City residents without power. Areas with underground power lines had service restored within a few days, but the neighborhoods with above-ground power lines were without service for weeks in some cases, according to the City Council's office.


Anonymous said...

Remember the summer blackout in 2006 in Astoria? It took weeks for them to fix that one relatively small area, and one of the reasons if I remember correctly is because the lines were underground which made it much more difficult to diagnose and repair.

Anonymous said...

That blackout was caused by diverting upgrades to attention to the waterfront areas and ignoring the older parts of Astoria.

When Vallone is running in your community for borough president be sure to ask him where he (Mr Public Safety) was for the first few days - and if he had power.

Anonymous said...

The lines in most of Astoria are above ground

Anonymous said...

About 2/3 below ground and 1/3 above.

Anonymous said...

The trunk lines are likely underground, with building feeds above ground. Its like where I live. There are sub surface trunk lines and transformers in front of my building, with above ground feeders to buildings.