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Infrastructure May be Getting Greener

Aging infrastructure and failures in the grid have many civil engineers looking to modernize.

Forbes states that The Department of Energy estimated that power outages costs the U.S. up to $70 billion each year. The collapse of the Texas power network last February because severe winter storms is one of the many examples of both the economic and human consequences.

According to a report by the American Society of Civil Engineers, “most of the nation’s transmission and distribution lines were constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, with a 50-year life expectancy.” 

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