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Lightning-Proof Grid?

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Q: A recent network news show had several videos of airplanes struck by lightning without any damage. Apparently that happens a lot. Below is a Smithsonian video from Youtube. That being the case, why can't we build a power system that can withstand lightning strikes without causing outages?
-Anon, US

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