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Thousands of customers were without power on Tuesday afternoon, causing traffic lights to go black.

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sensi with no sense

Lancaster, OH

#25 Sep 22, 2010
http://dobersch.com/uploads/2009/04/trafohaeu...

http://www.op-online.de/bilder/2009/02/12/740...

In this construction they have their transformers.
The maintenance worker just has to open a little door and can do his repair without climbing up a pole.
AEP hater

Columbus, OH

#26 Sep 22, 2010
For what I pay each month, as other may as well. There should never be a lengthy interruption of service. They should have the technology to accommodate the customers.
poindexter

Columbus, OH

#27 Sep 22, 2010
not all da power is stored dummies
Richard

West Jefferson, OH

#28 Sep 22, 2010
sensi with no sense wrote:
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They have a much more mild climate, but because of global warming and hotter and more humid summers in the last years they also start to install air conditions nowadays.
The electric cables are often put underground and they have even some buildings protecting the transformers of the weather extremes.
When I see the pole in the ease-way in my backyard with such a lot of cables (communication, electricity) hanging down and across and also obstructing the view I just wonder why they cannot dig a little trench to put underground cables in the easeway and put up little transformers on the ground being protected by a special casing. This also would help maintenance workers to be safer because they wouldn't have to climb up old poles. There would be less maintenance necessary in the end, maybe that's what they will not like because it could cost some people their job?
The standard response whenever this is brought up is that it's cheaper to puck a pole up and attach wires to it then to bury the conduit and bury the wires. Also the telco and Cable companies will only bury their lines when AEP is doing so as well, so the trench is allready dug.
Rugged Ron

Fostoria, OH

#29 Sep 22, 2010
In the recent hurricane that hit the Bahamas, thousands of homes were out of power. Why? Because poles and wires were blown down. Wouldn't you think that an island that gets hit by hurricanes almost annually would put their facilities underground? Why don't they? Because of the cost! It costs about 10 times as much to install and maintain underground facilities. Would you want these costs passed on to you? I think not. Underground facilities also fail, and restoration time is usually much longer. It is much cheaper for AEP to have overhead facilities and do the repairs quicker than put everything underground, as many here have suggested. It's easy to make flippit comments without doing the research.
paranoid

Bowling Green, OH

#30 Sep 22, 2010
the terrorists have gotten into the grid. reports of significant outages yesterday from coast to coast. i am going back into my room and hide. wait, maybe it's not the terrorists, but aliens. a ufo was reported hovering over cleveland yesterday. Oh my God. I am staying inside for the rest of my life. if i go outside- will the infrastructure support me? I hear it's in need of repair. Where is the infrastructure by the way. No, no, i am staying inside, but what if there are bed bugs in the bed. Oh my God! Maybe, i should go outside. No, no, the pollen count is high.
reply

Bowling Green, OH

#31 Sep 22, 2010
sensi with no sense wrote:
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They have a much more mild climate, but because of global warming and hotter and more humid summers in the last years they also start to install air conditions nowadays.
The electric cables are often put underground and they have even some buildings protecting the transformers of the weather extremes.
When I see the pole in the ease-way in my backyard with such a lot of cables (communication, electricity) hanging down and across and also obstructing the view I just wonder why they cannot dig a little trench to put underground cables in the easeway and put up little transformers on the ground being protected by a special casing. This also would help maintenance workers to be safer because they wouldn't have to climb up old poles. There would be less maintenance necessary in the end, maybe that's what they will not like because it could cost some people their job?
You, again! Have a glass of milk or, maybe a shampoo. Your suggestion to watch that YouTube video still haunts me (see my reply to you on that topic of the Bexley pervert).
sensi with no sense

Lancaster, OH

#32 Sep 22, 2010
Richard wrote:
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The standard response whenever this is brought up is that it's cheaper to puck a pole up and attach wires to it then to bury the conduit and bury the wires. Also the telco and Cable companies will only bury their lines when AEP is doing so as well, so the trench is allready dug.
I don't know anything about economics when it comes to compare pole lines with underground cables.

I just noticed that extensive maintenance work is necessary here in the US that I never have seen in Western Europe. In one summer they climbed 'my' pole in the backyard so many times that I got really sick of it. I had the easiest access so they bypassed the neighbors property using mine when neighbors ha d a problem with communication and electricity. Furthermore we have a lot of squirrels causing damage to the lines.

Reynoldsburg started to do it like the Europeans in some parts of their city, and it looks much nicer now, maybe Columbus should follow their lead?
sensi with no sense

Lancaster, OH

#33 Sep 22, 2010
reply wrote:
<quoted text> You, again! Have a glass of milk or, maybe a shampoo. Your suggestion to watch that YouTube video still haunts me (see my reply to you on that topic of the Bexley pervert).
Yes, that video from national geographic was pretty disgusting.
I am very glad we don't have Dinka farmers and hair stylists here in the US.

I will give your comment a "funny" now!
sensi with no sense

Lancaster, OH

#34 Sep 22, 2010
In 2004 the US had an average for every household without power of about 3 hours in a year. It could be more nowadays.

Germany only had 22 minutes and France about 1 hour.
Yes But

Columbus, OH

#35 Sep 22, 2010
sensi with no sense wrote:
In 2004 the US had an average for every household without power of about 3 hours in a year. It could be more nowadays.
Germany only had 22 minutes and France about 1 hour.
I'm sure you wouldn't do anything silly like consider the size of our country compared to those two though would you? I mean it seems a bit obvious to me that any country of our size will have more problems with infrastructure.
sensi with no sense

Lancaster, OH

#36 Sep 22, 2010
"We're a superpower with a Third World grid."

Bill Richardson, former Energy secretary under Bill Clinton and nowadays governor of New Mexico.

He is right!
sensi with no sense

Lancaster, OH

#37 Sep 22, 2010
Yes But wrote:
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I'm sure you wouldn't do anything silly like consider the size of our country compared to those two though would you? I mean it seems a bit obvious to me that any country of our size will have more problems with infrastructure.
And we shouldn't because we have a stronger economy.

We are also talking about cities and populated places in the US that are same size like France or Germany, like places in the East of the US and places such as California. California is comparable somewhat with France when it comes to size, and it has way more outages than France. New England states have the population and area roughly like Germany and also has way more outages.

Our electric power grid here in the US is about 50 years old now and it should be modernized. Yes, it will cost initially a lot of money, but in the end we will save more than we will have to spend on permanent maintenance work and replacing electric equipment.

Because nothing is really done it will get only worse.
That's why I also thought to get my own generator and probably later on a solar roof (still too expensive).
Ghost of Tesla

Columbus, OH

#38 Sep 22, 2010
You idiots had to listen to Edison!!!
sensi with no sense

Lancaster, OH

#39 Sep 22, 2010
Yes But wrote:
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I'm sure you wouldn't do anything silly like consider the size of our country compared to those two though would you? I mean it seems a bit obvious to me that any country of our size will have more problems with infrastructure.
I considered that when I moved to Ohio.

Ohio has about the same size and population like east Germany.
So it is not an excuse that we have in Ohio more power outages because the whole continental US is bigger than France or Germany and therefor would have more infrastructural problems. We in Ohio have a more powerful economy than East Germany has. East Germany has a superior power grid nevertheless. We should be leading them over there and not them us over here IMO.
Bexley Ohio

United States

#41 Jul 7, 2012
Richard wrote:
Another shining example at the lack of AEP maintaning their grid and allowing equiptment to fail and then replace vs maintaning and replacing when useful life is reached. Its an embarasement to live in the home office's city and have one of the worst grids due to AEP butting shareholders over customers.
And here we are in the heat wave of July 2012 , and people are still griping about AEP .

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