(YORK, Pa) — TransGard, manufacturer of the leading animal-deterrent substation fencing, announced that it installed its 4,000 th fence in early 2023. The patented TransGard fence is the only solution that delivers a mild electric shock that deters animals entering a substation.
“At TransGard, our goal has always been simple: keep animals out and keep the power on,” said Bill Reichard, CEO of TransGard. “Our pace of growth has accelerated because so many substation operators have seen first-hand how well the fence eliminates outages caused by climbing animals.”
Utilities and cooperatives have become increasingly aware of the costs associated with outages caused by squirrels, raccoons, snakes, and other climbing animals. These outages costs millions in repairs, equipment and man hours
To reach the 4,000th installation plateau, TransGard crafted a field-tested solution that offers key advantages over other options:
Reichard added that he expects robust demand for TransGard protection in coming years because tens of thousands of substations across the U.S. remain at-risk — and unprotected. He also noted that another signature solution from TransGard, Laser Bird Defense, has gained significant traction because
of the health and safety hazards associated with bird incursions at substations.