California power lines spark wildfires and prompt blackouts. Why not just bury them?

California power lines spark wildfires and prompt blackouts. Why not just bury them? By Janet Wilson.

It costs about $3 million per mile to convert underground electric distribution lines from overhead, while the cost to build a mile of new overhead line is less than a third of that, at approximately $800,000 per mile, according to a section on PG&E’s website called Facts About Undergrounding Power Lines.

PG&E, the state’s largest utility, maintains approximately 81,000 miles of overhead distribution lines … Undergrounding 81,000 miles of distribution lines would cost $15,000 per [electricity] account.

Even burying the power lines would only delay the problem. The forests, mismanaged by Green ideology, are still accumulating tinder, ready to go off. The spark that sets it off is inevitable — if it’s not power lines it’s lightening or arsonists or sparks from machinery, etc.