Electric companies debate merits of underground lines

11/19/2008 | News-Journal (Daytona, Fla.), The

After Hurricanes Gustav and Ike knocked out power lines to 8 million homes over the summer, some utility companies are considering underground lines to transmit electricity. While underground lines are more expensive to install, they are impervious to storm damage from hurricanes. Installing lines underground costs around $1 million per mile, 10 times higher than overhead lines.

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