BIRDS AND SUBSTATION OUTAGES

THE PROBLEM – AND THE NEW LASER SOLUTION


By TransGard™ Substation Protection
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Birds wreak havoc at hundreds of substations every year, undermining system reliability and costing millions. Bird incursions can have disastrous results: equipment damage, outages and expensive cleanups due to corrosive droppings.
Even worse: the traditional deterrents provide only temporary, spotty relief.
Now, there’s an innovative solution to the problem: lasers. TransGard, the company focused solely on substation protection, recently introduced Laser Bird Defense to the utility industry. This exciting alternative uses silent, cost-effective lasers to drive birds from substations – and keep them away.

BIRD INVASIONS AND THE DAMAGE THEY BRING
Substations can draw thousands of birds, creating a number of risks. Nesting materials can become dislodged, damaging expensive equipment. And long “streamers” — stringy, conductive excrement — can create flashovers.

Read full article in the Special SUBSTATIONS Issue

TransGard™ Substation Protection advertisement in the issue:
“TransGard Laser Bird Defense”

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