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FENCE AND LASER SHOWCASED IN ELECTRICITY TODAY MAGAZINE

A FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY THAT PREVENTS OUTAGES AND REDUCES COSTS

Electricty Today Magazine, which covers transmission and distribution in North America, featured TransGard’s proven deterrents in its Spring issue.

In “The Fight Against Animal-Caused Power Outages,” the publication described how TransGard technology defends substations from animal and bird incursions. Key excerpts:

In many areas, wildlife intruding into power equipment has become the #1 cause of outages, according to a report from the American Public Power Association (APPA) – even more common than storms or vegetation.

  • TransGard’s patented fencing system delivers a humane, non-lethal electric shock —a pulsed DC voltage of 10-11kV — to climbing animals, keeping them from entering substations and encouraging them not to return. The technology behind this type of electric fencing uses an animal’s own behavior against it.
  • Laser Bird Defense produces no offensive noise or smoke, making it a quiet solution that won’s harm birds or other animals – and won’t disturb neighbors. These advantages have led dozens of utilities across several states to install Laser Bird Defense. Given the successful launch of this technology into the sector,
  • TransGard expects robust growth during the coming years, as more utilities and power providers confront the very real – and very expensive – problems that bird invasions present.

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