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Cool down the power lines [baked]   (-1)  [vote for, against]
lesser temperature = lesser resistance = more power + no frozen water.

Hi tension wires heat up a lot. Surround the hi tension wires with cold water. That will make sure of two things. The heat from the wires is pulled in by the water, which keeps the water unfrozen in winter and the lesser temperature of the hi tension wires mean lesser resistance. So more power passes through without loss.
-- kamathln, Apr 18 2009

I've seen icicles on power lines in winter so I'm not sure there's *that* much loss.
-- FlyingToaster, Apr 18 2009

Baked. Some of London's power lines are run along the bottom of canals.
-- hippo, Apr 18 2009

Wow you can learn something new here. For real. That is fascinating to know [hippo].
-- blissmiss, Apr 18 2009

[blissmiss] Yeah. Sometimes I am tempted to use halfbakery as "where is this idea baked" query engine.
-- kamathln, Apr 18 2009

random, halfbakery