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Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
I know what you mean... if anything they should work towards making all power lines under ground.
But there are even more exotic ways of transmitting power. As Tesla often liked to demonstrate, you can transmit power wirelessly by using resonation. I haven't really looked into exactly how it works actually, but I know it works. Each house could have a special wireless power receiver which could tap into a main emitter of nearby power plants. I'm not exactly sure how safe it would really be though to have a huge amount of power being transmitted wirelessly all over the place.edit on 3/10/2012 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)
That would be the tesla coil...which is much different than ones hobbyists make today. teslas were designed to not arc into the air and blow # up, modern ones usually are intended to do exactly that.
Several problems though. The biggest one is you cant put a meter on it and sell it. Also, tesla coils tend to blow # up when they malfunction. Especially modern electronics.
Also, tesla thought he was achieving overunity and pulling free energy out of the "aether".
Originally posted by phroziac
reply to post by reficul
Wtf is hydro?
If we put them underground where are the birds going to hang out? Did you even think about the birds?
Tesla coils can light up lightbulbs that arent even plugged into anything that are beyond the distance they can arc to. Theres a famous picture of tesla holding a lightbulb thats lit up......no arcs.
Light and Power Director Mike Stover said the life expectancy of underground cable is about 25 years.
The lifespan of underground lines is 30 to 35 years, about half that of overhead lines.
Furthermore, Weaver said MLGW believes the life span of an underground system would be about 30 years, compared to the 50-year life of an overhead system. So once the underground system is paid for after 30 years, MLGW would have to start paying for it again.
Deerfield sued ComEd for unspecified punitive damages, compensation and legal fees. It alleged that ComEd violated the Public Utilities Act by breaking its franchise agreement to provide consistent service to Deerfield customers.
According to Deerfield officials, the village experienced 82,347 customer power outages during about 1,300 electrical failures. The lawsuit states that only 13 percent of the outages were weather related.
Deerfield resident Judith Adamson is one of the nearly 30 customers cited in the suit who suffered from chronic outages.
For the past 38 years, Adamson endured numerous day-long power outages. ComEd crews regularly ripped up her driveway and yard to repair an underground cable in front of her gray, two-story colonial home in the 1200 block of Arbor Vitae, she said.
Seven of her neighbors, also on a cul-de-sac off the north branch of the Chicago River, suffered from the same chronic outages, she said.
Since ComEd replaced an underground cable in January, power outages have been few in number and short in duration, she said.
My subdivision has all of its wiring underground but because of issues upstream or downstream we are continuously without power. Really, ComEd, the time has come today to resolve these issues.