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Why underground is better than overhead

Why underground is better than overhead

  • Improved public safety – we experience fewer disruptions after significant storm events. Improved street lighting makes neighbourhoods safer, and there are less car collisions with poles.
  • Improved reliability and security – means customers experience fewer power outages.
  • Improved street appearance – who doesn’t what to live in a nice looking street? No power lines create a more aesthetically pleasing neighbourhood.
  • Increased property value – the absence of poles and wires and the inclusion of new streetlighting has a positive impact on property values.
  • Reduction in street tree pruning – no need to worry about trees getting in the way of poles anymore! Property owners and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) also save on maintenance costs.
  • Lower life-cycle costs – underground power has minimal associated maintenance and operating costs. 
  • Supports emerging technologies – helps pave the way for innovation through energy trading, electric vehicle penetration and Smart City strategies.