Underground electric cables


Old 05-30-04, 12:20 PM
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Underground electric cables

I was able to find information on how electricity travels to homes using overhead wires, but nowhere on the Net have I been able to find a simple explanation of how it travels in underground cables.

Does it go underground at the power plant's transmission substation? Does it travel on high-voltage transmission lines to a substation where it then is routed underground?

I'd be very grateful if someone could direct me to a simple website that explains this and shows pictures.

Thank you for any help.

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Old 05-30-04, 06:41 PM
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It's a problem running high voltage underground since it's almost impossible to get the required separation between the conductors.This site might help a little.

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