I now live in another part of town, lovely neighborhood. I got notified that my electric power would be down for a day. I naively thought it was because some of the electric power was being transferred underground. Wrong!
The guys were out today with their trucks and stuff, very courteous, said their job was to upgrade the overhead electrical wiring. Not move anything underground, which is safer and more stable.
The worker I chatted with commented "they pay us to keep it going over ground and then they pay us to put it under ground."
My response was "sounds like government decision making."