Transmission lines can go underground.

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Tuesday, 8 September, 2020 - 08:45
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It has been done before, and it can be done again.

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“The very real threat of ugly power pylons dominating the landscape and decimating property values has now vanished,” Power Grid Option Group Chair Alan Fraser

https://pakenham.starcommunity.com.au/gazette/2009-08-05/powerline-win-but-at-a-cost/

“Underground power was the preferred solution for the project as it has the least impact on landowners and people living and working in the area.” – Victorian Desalination Project

https://www.aquasure.com.au/pipeline-powerline

“We have listened to the local community and chosen underground power instead of overhead power lines as it will have the least impact on landowners, farmers and local people living and working in the area.” Former Premier John Brumby

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/archive/first-underground-power-infrastructure-laid-at-victoria-desalination-plant-28-05-2010/

“This project broke new ground and created a frame of reference for users worldwide in the design and construction of high-voltage underground transmission lines. The terrain for this particular segment … included slopes with up to 40 percent grades in some areas.” - John Rector, Associate Vice President and Senior Project Manager for Black & Veatch.

https://www.bv.com/perspectives/breaking-ground-500kv-underground-transmission

“Murraylink has proven beyond doubt that there are alternatives available on the market to ‘traditional’ overhead transmission line development.” – Murraylink newsletter  

https://www.oreillyconsulting.com/attachments/MurraylinkProjectUpdateJune.pdf

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Tuesday, 8 September, 2020 - 08:57