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High & Dry – Soil Impacts on Grounding

By Conduit
In the 21st century, large portions of the U.S. are becoming more drought-prone. An estimated 53 million people (about twice the population of Texas) are living in drought-affected areas.”  This escalating drought situation necessitates that electric utilities account for these changing conditions at existing sites and design future substations that will remain within the site safety criteria specified in the IEEE standards. According to NASA, more than 93 percent of the land area in Utah,...
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