Q: Commissions and other regulatory bodies are increasingly siding with proponents for undergrounding high voltage transmission. There are a number of reasons for choosing to underground transmission lines or line sections versus using overhead and there are some red-herring arguments. Would you agree with the following arguments in favor of undergrounding?
- Underground transmission has lower line losses.
- Underground transmission is more likely to be able to absorb emergency power loads.
- Underground transmission has lower maintenance costs.
Please briefly explain any responses with which you disagree.
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