We continue to transform our distribution system into a continuous two-way flow of electricity and digital information. The Integrated Grid includes projects that deliver significant system improvements and leverage new technologies and tools to satisfy emerging customer requirements.
Our grid modernization efforts will offer better power quality and more reliability as well as broader access to clean energy and energy-efficiency options. We will be able to better handle the flow of power and information from customers and the grid.
When we update our distribution systems, we prefer to install underground (UG) cable whenever it’s cost effective and practical. Underground systems have far fewer outages and are safer to the public.
The average minutes per year a customer will be without power is nearly 89% less with underground distribution compared to overhead.