There are phases to the ultimate implementation of a project of this scale that would call for the employment of millions, possibly more.
Design: the design of a massive overhaul of our existing system is a major undertaking. There is much to consider. Within the design phase, the integration of improved components and other materials will be of high priority. The design phase will call for countless jobs. Men and women will both be involved, as both men and women are academically and professionally qualified for this undertaking.
Testing: before a nation-wide overhaul, there will be the need for testing the mechanisms that will be involved in this overhaul. This phase calls for jobs to be created.
Implementation: once the testing is successful, here comes the unprecedented largest infrastructure overhaul project, for the entire nation, the largest project our country has seen in decades. There will be the need for millions of jobs to be created here, as the technical aspects of such a project are wide in scope.
Maintenance: once the new, nationalized power system is officially up and running, the maintenance of the system will be a permanent fixture. This means that there will be qualified technicians (electricians, for instance) that will monitor the grid 24/7/365. Countless jobs…in urban, suburban and urban areas throughout America.
Enhancement: as improved technologies emerge, those that would directly enhance the operational aspects of the grid, these will need to be integrated into the existing infrastructure. Again, this doesn’t happen by snapping one’s fingers. Jobs will be created, as there will be the need for men and women to physically integrate (install) these new components.
This is the type of project that America needs to revitalize our needed infrastructure, as well as the REAL economy. Not the Wall Street financialization of fictitious asset bubbles.
The REAL ECONOMY. The employment of countless Americans will improve their financial well-being. And therefore – those Americans will have improved spending power and can seek local, family owned businesses to purchase the goods that they need for everyday living.