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Headquartered in Juneau, Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P) provides retail electric service for approximately 16,768 customers. The Lemon Creek substation is a key site for AEL&P in supplying backup power and electrical distribution to the city of Juneau. It is located near a landfill, a food source attractant to many species of avians. Following a significant eagle-caused outage that was reported on by the media, the Greenjacket Team reached out to AEL&P … Read more download (pdf)

This post is the third in a series of seven excerpts from an electric utility industry white paper prepared by FTI Consulting, entitled, THE CASE FOR ELIMINATING ANIMAL-CAUSED OUTAGES IN ELECTRIC SUBSTATIONS AND ON POWERLINES. The full white paper may be downloaded by clicking here.

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Alaska Electric Light and Power

Headquartered in Juneau, Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P) provides retail electric service for approximately 16,768 customers. The Lemon Creek substation is a key

How Do Animal-Caused Outages Occur?

Why do animals pose a threat in the first place? Why would they even be attracted to energized electrical equipment in substations that have fences