Duke Energy Corporation

Update power lines -- bury them

Update power lines -- bury them

I learned a long time ago that if you do something "on-the-cheap," someone always ends up paying for it in the long run. As an example: If I buy cheap shoes, they will end up hurting my feet and probably end up falling apart. But, that's on me. However, when the electric companies do things on-the-cheap, it's the customers who suffer, not the investors. The following are some examples of how the customers lose in many ways when the power goes out due to downed wires: Thousands of customers, both residential and commercial, lose food in their refrigerators, miss work or school, have to close their businesses and can suffer catastrophic losses in their buildings. When...