30 Jun '17, 12am

#smartcity

#smartcity

In a 2017 Infrastructure Report Card done by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), America’s Infrastructure scores a D+ . The country’s entire infrastructure is in poor condition, with many elements approaching the end of their service life. For example, the energy system (which also scores D+) is described as follows: “Most electric transmission and distribution lines were constructed in the 1950s and 1960s with a 50-year life expectancy, and the more than 640,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines in the lower 48 states’ power grids are at full capacity.” As we can see, there are very good reasons to implement an infrastructure plan. But details are still unknown, as there is not yet an official White House document addressing the plan. As a result, many are wondering how it will affect future private investments and how public-private partnerships will w...

Full article: http://www.electronicdesign.com/power/trump-s-infrastruct...

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