What is required to bring hydro lines on towers together?
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I'm not even certain that is a complete sentence, but it is certainly not a complete thought. Please provide more background detail on the issue and a more specific question (is, is the "what" you are asking about pounds, dollars, people or aluminum?).
My apologies, I am a high school without diploma. Your right, let me ask the question in a different way. What obstacles would have to be overcome to combine all the wires presently carried by towers? Physically.
What type of materials would allow the wires to be in close contact?
OK, it sounds like you are looking at a power transmission line with three wires well separated. The main reason for the separation is to prevent lightning jumping from one line to another. In other words, insulation.
Underground and underwater power transmission cables use plastics for insulation. But they are expensive, they are limited in voltage, and they have high capacitance which causes problems on the power grid. Therefore they are not used for above ground lines.
So the reason why those wires are not closer together is not just because of materials.
Overhead power line
@ECO Maverick may also be unaware that the three wires carry electricity in differently phased waveforms, so they cannot actually be combined.
But let me ask: why do you want to combine them?
pretty sure he just means "what it takes to bring this all together to make it work"
..... what combination of technology, materials etc
THANK YOU Russ and David. We Canadians and Ontarians are faced with 1) High costs for electricity, 2) High cost of upgrading hydro supply infrastructure and 3) lack of high speed rail. I'm a believer in Tesla. Can anybody see what needs to be done? The hydro lines need to be brought closer together in a protective housing and allow another need/utility to be piggy backed with the infrastructure upgrade.
You have a misconception that doing as you suggest will cost less money. The cost would be higher.
The other option is to give up and as a society globally call under a rock and submit.
@ECO Maverick , may I ask a question? How high are your high costs for electricity? I'm in Florida right now. The local price here is more than $0.18 / kWh. (Canadian $0.24 / kWh )
Some municipalities in your neighbor state, New York, get Niagara Falls power for as little as $0.025 / kWh.
I will research the exact 3's and get back to you on it. But the biggest political football in Ontario is the HIGH cost of hydro. On a seperate note WE in kanada are getting FLEECED by the FREE trade agreement that (1) we produce hydro at cost and Have to sell it to the U S at something like 18cents?? YES Mr trump rip up the FREE(???) trade agreement and as an honest (fair) business man pay the Actual cost. FAT chance. Sir Mr Anorlunda? with all due Respect, in this age of Me Me Me and GREED and selfishness do you think it will change?
Also the agreement say's the U S can commandeer our water.
We might be able to arrange to loan Mr. Trump to Canada. Or Ontario could apply to become the 51st state. Just kidding.
Personaly, I don't approve of the republican or democrats the same for (our)conservative or liberals. When 90 children can die in one year( under the care of our courts and childrens aid) and NOTHING-ZERO was said. I look at today's world with a science/realistic mind and think it's a fcuked up world. So I wonder what life is all about. I sit looking at our local hydro tower's at the Kipling station and think there must be a better way. I look at the Deaths from both RAIL and Pipelines( Amtrak passenger crashed into the Mississippi river/ 47 KILLED by an oil train in Quebec. And the numerous pipeline explosions through out the %US. There has to be a better way.
I don't know Canadian politics or what specific project you might be referring to, but in general hydro is one of the cheapest forms of electricity. The reason is that while the infrastructure is indeed fabulously expensive, once it is paid for, all that is left is maintenance and operations; there are no fuel costs. That makes hydro over the long term one of the cheapest forms of electricity.
Also the amount of armed civilians that have armed forces experienced that Know the truth(government lies, 911 war on terror) sets up a very interesting scene for the future When eventually the truth is out and the Empire crashes( Trump threatening the Chinese who hold TRILLIONS in cashble bonds, legally). My stomach hurts.
Its time for a revolution, in Rail and Resource movement. We in the U S and Canada need a maverick. I bet we could find the investors in China to buy bonds for a High Speed NEXT Generation Non underailable Rail network. That could be a part of a whole new hydro corridor. Now after everybody pulls themselves off the floor from laughing I intend to do my best to get it started. The people that oppose my thoughts or intention probably think, why bother, who cares the end is near. That sounds like a lot of Christians who believe the end is near. Funny, Christians and atheists agreeing. lol.
Russ, I don't think he meant hydro literally. The name of his utility is Ontario Hydro. To him, hydro infrastructure Is shorthand for Ontario Hydro infrastructure.
not to mention the very low long term impact on the environment, no waste products result from the generation process
Jeez, this is an awfully thick language barrier for a 6-hour drive!
Well, you probably should not have mentioned it! ...
I also understand, and it might be a good thing considering the above, that there is very little additional hydro resource available to be tapped in the US.
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