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Animals and Substations: It’s Getting Worse

Substation Power Outages Caused by Squirrels

Responsible for the most significant number of substation outages across the U.S., squirrels enter substations in search of shelter and warmth—and possess the instinct to remember the best nesting sites. Their sheer numbers make them the greatest threat to substation security. TransGard’s Standard Animal Fence, which is electric fencing barriers deter squirrels and other animals that cause substation power outages.

NEWS: WILDLIFE COULD POSE ‘CATASTROPHIC’ RISKS FOR POWER GRIDS

Since its first days of operation, TransGard has sounded the warning about the risks that animals pose to the nation’s electrical grid. Now, the national consumer media is beginning to take notice.

In this recent feature, ABC News departs from the usual “sneaky squirrel shuts down Main Street” tone and highlights the very real — and expensive — danger that climbing animals and birds introduce when they come in contact with elements of the power distribution system, not only in the U.S, but around the world.

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