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NEWS RELEASE: Five Worst Outages of 2018

NEWS RELEASE:  Five Worst Outages of 2018 TRANSGARD SELECTS LIST FROM HUNDREDS OF ANIMAL-CAUSED SUBSTATION OUTAGES REPEAT OFFENDERS DO SERIOUS DAMAGE IN 2018   (YORK, Pa) — Each year, TransGard tracks hundreds of substation outages caused by climbing animals — squirrels, snakes, raccoons and others — to... read more

2019 RESOLUTIONS: Three Ways to Secure Superior Protection

2019 RESOLUTIONS: Three Ways to Secure Superior Protection It’s still November, but every substation operator wants to reduce (or eliminate) outages from year to year. The way to achieve that goal: start planning for 2019 … right now. Here are a few resolutions for dramatically reducing the threat of animal incursion:... read more

NEWS: Substation Threat Grows as Squirrel Population Explodes

NEWS: Substation Threat Grows as Squirrel Population Explodes For many utilities, squirrels are “public enemy #1” — responsible for thousands of outages at substations across the U.S. Now, that threat has gotten even scarier … just in time for Halloween. News media in the northeastern U.S. have reported on a massive uptick in... read more

NEWS: Colorado cooperative goes “all in” with TransGard

NEWS:  Colorado cooperative goes “all in” with TransGard Once again, TransGard is in the news. This time, La Plata Electric Association, a Colorado cooperative, garnered coverage for its plan to secure TransGard protection at all 22 of its substations. Two regional publications ran news stories on the plan. Highlights:... read more

NEWS: GHMR now offers TransGard fences in five southern states

NEWS:  GHMR now offers TransGard fences in five southern states “SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL” FOR ANIMAL-DETERRENT SUBSTATION FENCING (YORK, Pa.) — TransGard announced today that GHMR Co. Inc. will represent its patented animal-prevention substation fencing in five southern states. To date, TransGard has installed the proven deterrent... read more

NEWS: Raccoons — the fastest-growing threat to substations

NEWS:   Raccoons — the fastest-growing threat to substations Squirrels cause the most outages at substations, but lately raccoons have been working hard to catch up. In Knoxville, TN, last month, raccoon contact caused a huge flash, a shower of sparks, and then total darkness for 40,000 customers. SEE THE VIDEO HERE   It was... read more