Report Prepared by:
EBP US, with technical analyses by Daymark Energy Advisors, for the American Society of Civil Engineers
Electricity plays a key role in supporting the economy. Generation, transmission, and distribution systems that transmit electricity must be kept in a state of good repair to support the critical electricity needs that keep our homes, hospitals, schools, and businesses running.
Most of the nation’s transmission and distribution lines were constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, with a 50-year life expectancy, meaning they have reached or surpassed their intended lifespan. Aging equipment stands to impact reliability of the electric grid – the nation’s network of transmission and distribution systems.