Underground power lines touted as solution to California wildfires, but they come with a steep price …

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Underground power lines are being touted as a solution to California’s wildfire problem — but switching problem areas away from overhead power lines takes considerably more time and money.

Replacing overhead power lines with underground costs about $3 million per mile compared with $800,000 per mile for new overhead lines, according to California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)read more

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