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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: IDENTIFY PROBLEM SUBSTATIONS   Had any animal outages this […]

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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 the number of squirrels in the […]

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NEWS RELEASE: TransGard Selects CD Nova as Canadian Distributor

CD NOVA TO REPRESENT TRANSGARD IN CANADA, EXPANDING AVAILABILITY OF ANIMAL-DETERRENT FENCING (YORK, Pa.) — TransGard, which has installed proven animal-prevention fencing at more than 3,000 substations in North America, announced today it has reached an agreement with British Columbia-based CD Nova, a leading distributor serving the Canadian electric power […]

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ONLINE NOW: TransGard Develops “Five Worst” Presentation for T&D World

T&D World, a leading industry magazine, asked TransGard to develop an online slideshow based on our popular “Five Worst Outages” list. Check it out  — and be sure to look for this year’s list, which we’ll announce in December 2018.   [button link=”#https://www.tdworld.com/grid-security/five-worst-animal-caused-power-outages-2017″ newwindow=”yes”] VIEW THE SLIDESHOW[/button]

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NEWS: Colorado cooperative goes “all in” with TransGard

Outage news

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: Nationwide notoriety “In 2014, LPEA got quite a bit […]

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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 at 3,000+ substations in North America. GHMR Co. Inc., a professional sales organization specializing in […]

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UPDATE:  New Installation & Maintenance Manual now available

TransGard has completed our revised and expanded Installation Guide, which now includes guidance on system maintenance. The new manual presents a graphic overview of the components, installation, activation, operation and maintenance of the TransGard fence. See step-by-step instructions, photos of key points, reminders and more. To get your copy,  just […]

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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. [button link=”https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/video-shows-the-moment-when-a-raccoon-knocked-out-power-for-40000-people-in-knox-county/51-537561557″ type=”big” newwindow=”yes”] SEE THE VIDEO HERE[/button]   It was […]

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