Monthly Archives: April 2017

NEWS: Five Steps to Preventing Substation Outages


Substation operators can avoid expensive headaches with this simple review (April 20, 2017 — NEW FREEDOM, Pa.)    What’s the number one goal of utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities and other substation operators? Reliability. But one of the biggest threats to reliability is also one of the least predictable:  the environment. Changes […]

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NEWS: TransGard selects Pacific Utilities for California, Nevada, Hawaii

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TransGard, which has installed proven animal-prevention fencing at more than 2,500 substations in North America, announced today that Pacific Utilities will represent its signature product in three key states. TransGard manufactures the only patented substation fencing that deters climbing animals by delivering a mild electric shock — a humane technique […]

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VIDEO: Squirrel causes massive substation fire

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It was no April Fool’s joke for residents of Luverne, Minnesota. A squirrel chewed through wires at the city’s east substation, causing a massive substation fire and a city wide power outage. (See the video in the KSFY-TV news report here.) According to the report, residents heard the arcing that immediately […]

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