Why Electric Utilities Needs to Be Held Accountable for Infrastructure Upkeep

Why Electric Utilities Needs to Be Held Accountable for Infrastructure Upkeep

Why Electric Utilities Needs to Be Held Accountable for Infrastructure Upkeep

01/01/20

“Why do electric utilities always need to be held accountable for maintaining their infrastructure?”

 

By ensuring that the general public receives their power, electric utilities hold some of the greatest infrastructure responsibility in the modern world. However, in order to show that they can handle this level of responsibility, they need to be responsible to look after the condition of their own assets. Failure to do this can great havoc on the general public. To illustrate, Pacific Gas and electricity in Northern California had been negligent about looking over their own transmission infrastructure for decades. As a result of this, one autumn day heavy winds broke one transmission line that would ignite what would become the paradise fire. This cost the company and the public tens of billions of dawn rulers of damages and dozens of lives were lost. This is Why Electric Utilities Needs to Be Held Accountable for Infrastructure Upkeep.

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