TransGard Engineer Ryan Escure Elected to IEEE PES Chair

(YORK, Pa) — TransGard LLC announced today that Ryan Escure, Senior Executive Engineer, has been elected chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society E5 Working Group (IEEE PES 5).

The PES was created to better share the most current technological developments in the electric power industry, craft standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and educate members of the industry and the general public.

TransGard is a leading provider of animal-deterrent equipment, with installations that currently safeguard thousands of North American substations.

In his new role as PES chair, Escure will lead a team to continue to develop standards for
managing animal mitigation in electric power supply substations. The group will also create and
distribute instructional tutorials and presentations to communicate those standards to professionals in the field.

In his role at TransGard, Escure maintains new and existing products, designs, prototypes, drawings, procedures, and manuals. He creates and tests equipment and serves as the liaison between the sales team and technical specialists. He also acts as the last line of defense when troubleshooting either TransGard equipment or customer specific animal mitigation needs.

Escure has served as Vice Chair of the IEEE PE5 group since January 2022, until his election in August 2023.

In the coming months, Escure’s group will create a video about animal deterrent methods featuring industry experts to better explain and promote the committee recommendations. As new technologies and methods arise in the market the E5 group will incorporate them into an updated 1264 standard.

“Incursions by climbing animals and birds cost the industry millions of dollars in damaged equipment and damaged reputations,” says Escure. “It’s a challenge for which the industry — and our organization — works hard to develop and improve solutions.”

“This new role allows me to see the latest and best technologies in the industry and incorporate those into best practices for our peers and colleagues.”

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