2021 Teens Dream- Sustainable Power Lines

2021 Teens Dream- Sustainable Power Lines










Teen's Name
Lakshmi
Teen's Grade
9th
Teen's Location
Teen's Dream

We’ve recently learned of the Marshall fire, which has impacted over 650 families. I’d like to contribute to preventing similar incidents in the future. My suggestion is to construct a barrier around electrical lines that are near trees or other flora of any type. According to my current knowledge, this barrier should be built of stainless steel. This is due to the fact that stainless steel is non-flammable and will simply melt at some time. This prevents the electricity line from falling and igniting the combustible area around it during extreme weather. The line conductors are composed of aluminum, and when there are extreme weather conditions, particles can fall and spark flames that can grow to be as large as the Marshall. Approximately 4,000 fires are started each year as a result of extreme weather and electricity lines. We need to increase surveillance and maintenance of these power lines, as well as perform speedy repairs if they are in danger of falling. My heart goes out to all who were impacted by the Marshall fire, and I hope that these barriers will serve as a preventative measure in the future.

The UN SDG my dream most relates to