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NEWS: SUBSTATION SPECIAL EDITION – BIRDS AND SUBSTATION OUTAGES

SUBSTATION SPECIAL EDITION

Birds wreak havoc at hundreds of substations every year, undermining system reliability and costing millions. Bird incursions can have disastrous results: equipment damage, outages, and expensive cleanups due to corrosive droppings. Even worse: the traditional deterrents provide only temporary, spotty relief. Now, there’s an innovative solution to the problem: lasers. […]

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A Solution for Snakes in the Southwest

SUBSTATION SPECIAL EDITION

Squirrels are often viewed as the most likely suspect of an animal-caused outage.  But in Texas, the problem often doesn’t scamper in — it slithers. CoServ Electric, which operates 29 substations across North Texas, experienced multiple outages in 2019 from bull, corn, and rat snakes crawling into substations. Each outage […]

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Species Report: The Problem With Squirrels

Five factors behind outages – and a way to prevent them According to a 2016 American Public Power Association survey, animal incursion was the leading cause of outages at substations in the United States – and squirrels were by far the leading problem species. In fact, John C. Inglis, former […]

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