Once the envy of the modern world, the nation’s infrastructure system now works overtime just to keep up with the growing needs of the energy grid. While many understand the need for continued investment in roads and bridges, the same cannot be easily said of the nation’s aging energy infrastructure.
This network of pipelines, highways, waterways, rail lines, and electric lines move the energy depended upon to power the economy to millions of destinations and end-users. With all of its benefits, the need to safely move massive amounts of energy also brings challenges.
Updating the nation’s aging energy infrastructure requires a commitment of substantial investment. Only through levering traditional and innovative technologies can the grid meet both safety and efficiency demands. Yet, the current state of the nation’s energy transportation network represents a crumbling system in need of repair.
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