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.