Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Photo: Electricity

This is a photo of the electric transmission lines on the Nevada side next to Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam provides electricity for parts of Arizona, Nevada and California. Nearby Las Vegas certainly uses a lot of electricity for the casinos with their excessive electric signage.

The primary purpose of Hoover Dam was and remains water supply. 8 million people are served by its water. Electricity generation repaid the 50-year construction financing, and continues to pay for the costs of maintenance plus a profit. This is an example of the federal government doing something right, i.e. providing a public benefit and earning a profit while doing it.

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7 comments:

brattcat said...

makes me think of the old harbors with their forests of masts. this definitely suggests some hard-core power transmission.

Steffe said...

Very messy! But it's a great photo of the mess.

Sharon said...

What a tangle of power lines and transmission infrastructure!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

If a power line goes bad, I would had to have to be the one to figure out which one needs to be repaired or replaced.

This looks worse than the back sides of some computers or stereos that I have seen.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wow Julie, that image is 'electric'. Fantastic.

Rob and Mandy said...

Excellent shot!

Karl said...

Great shot !!

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