Growing Application of Protective Devices Aims to Reduce Outages Triggered by Wildlife

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-Utility Practice & Experience 2013
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Midway through a morning this past June, about 7200 customers in Rock Hill, South Carolina suddenly found themselves without power for at least 45 minutes and some much more. According to the municipal utility, a squirrel had managed to get inside a substation near the local school and short-circuited the system while jumping over live connections… read more

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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