Investments in power lines says a lot about how the US electricity system is changing

Power line workers

Private investment in electric transmission has quintupled from $2.7 billion in 1997 to $14.1 billion in 2012.

Private electric utilities in America have been doing something surprising over the past ten years – they have been investing a lot of money in power lines and other electric-transmission infrastructure. (Chart)

 

 

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Land of Giants – Power Lines Turned Into a Work of Art

land of the giants

Land of Giants

Most of us take the aesthetic nature of power lines and pylons for granted. In fact, it’s hard to remember a time before the things crisscrossed the landscape. That’s why we were stoked when we came across this concept by Massachusetts-based architects Choi+Shine. Part infrastructure, part public art project,

 

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