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Modernizing America’s Energy Infrastructure Must Become A National Priority

July 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

The reality that US energy infrastructure is largely past retirement age is often lost in the ongoing clean energy debate. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave energy infrastructure a D+ in its 2017 report card, saying the majority of transmission and distribution lines are exceeding their 50-year life expectancy. Things haven’t improved dramatically since.

With the investment needed to maintain reliability alone estimated to reach $2 trillion by 2030, it’s certainly worth thinking about the role technology could play in reshaping the grid and reducing that investment burden.

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