I can understand how hard it is to restore power after a storm. I appreciate the endless work that the crews put in over many weeks.
What I can’t understand is why the power companies are stuck in contingent action and don’t employ preventive action. Over the long haul, isn’t it cheaper to bury all the power, phone, internet, and cable lines than it is to continually reconstruct them? And isn’t it both environmentally and aesthetically far superior?
We have a power infrastructure that dates from the beginnings of the discovery of electricity. And we’re thinking about missions to Mars? Will they be powered by a very long extension cord?