Cantega History

2001
”2001-01-23”

2001 – Start Cantega

Marty Niles forms Cantega – a company focused on designing and manufacturing better bird and animal mitigation solutions for powerline and substation
2005
”2005-01-23”

2005 – First deployment of Greenjacket

First deployment of Greenjacket precise-fit cover-up at AltaLink substations
2007
”2007-07-17”

2007 – US Patent

US PATENT# 7244470 B2 - Protection of Electrical Power Systems (Published Jul 17, 2007)
2008
”2008-01-23”

2008 – Greenjacket Lifespan

Greenjacket test results determine 25+ year product life cycle
2010
”2010-05-24”

2010 – Additional Cantega Patents

  • US PATENT# 7721459 B2 - Hot Stick With Measuring Calipers (Published May 25, 2010)
  • US PATENT# 7834269 B2 - Protection of Electrical Power Transmission Systems (Published Nov 16, 2010)
”2010-06-24”

2010 – Greenjacket Covers Olympic Substations

Greenjacket used extensively to protect the substations of the 2010 Olympic sites
2011
”2011-01-23”

2011 – Greenjacket FR properties

Greenjacket reformulated to achieve V-0 Flammability Resistance (IEC 60695-11-10-1999)
”2011-03-24”

2011 – Cantega Patent for Photogrammetric methods

  • US PATENT# 20110019902 A1 - Photogrammetric methods and apparatus for Measurement of Electrical Equipment (Published Jan 27, 2011)
2012
”2012-06-13”
2013
”2013-01-03”
”2013-01-23”

2013 – Greenjacket passes IEEE 1656-2010

  • Greenjacket achieves and surpasses specific test criteria of IEEE Std 1656™-2010 up to 38KV
  • First energized substation installation using Cantega’s proprietary installation tools
”2013-08-15”
2014
”2014-01-24”

2014 – Conductor Cover Applicator Patent

  • US PATENT# 8621735 B2 - Conductor Cover Applicator (Published Jan 7, 2014)
”2014-11-04”
2015
”2015-01-23”

2015 – Reliaguard Established

Cantega incorporates Reliaguard to offer commodity class guards to meet customer demand.
Press Release - Reliaguard Launch ... Read more
”2015-02-24”

2015 – Additional Patents

  • US PATENT# 8957314 B2 - Apparatus and Method for Protecting a Component of an Electrical Power Transmission System (Published Feb 7, 2015)
  • US PATENT# 8969721 B2 - Boom Tip Cover (Published Mar 3, 2015)
  • US PATENT# 9004562 B2 - Apparatus and Method for Remotely Blocking a Cavity of an Energized Electrical Transmission System (Published Apr 14, 2015)
  • US PATENT# 20150130200 A1 - Hot Stick Adapter, Combination, and Method (Published May 14 2015)
  • US PATENT# 9102043 B2 - Fastener Applicator Tool and Method (Published Aug 11, 2015)
”2015-09-30”
2016
”2016-01-24”

2016 – Greenjacket Protects Nuclear substation

  • 1st1st Greenjacket deployment at Nuclear-powered substation
”2016-01-31”

Press Release Reliaguard Jan 2016

Prevent Outages and Improve Reliability With Reliaguard Powerline Wildlife Covers... read more
”2016-02-24”

2016 – Additional Methods Patents

  • US PATENT# 20160035464 A1 - Barrier Walls and Methods of Use in Electrical Power Transmission Systems (Published Feb 4, 2016)
  • US PATENT# 9431157 B2 - Conductor Cover Applicator With Spool (Published Aug 30, 2016)
”2016-03-07”

Press Release Reliaguard March 7, 2016

Reliaguard® GreyEEL Conductor Cover, The EEL Slider and Reliaguard Powerline Cover-up Now Available... read more
2017
”2017-08-30”

Press Release Reliaguard Aug 30, 2017

Reliaguard Announces the Launch of a New Cross Arm Guard... read more
”2017-09-11”

Press Release Reliaguard Sept 11, 2017

Reliaguard Expands Portfolio of Wildlife Mitigation Products and Builds New Partnerships and Alliances...read more
”2017-10-03”

Press Release Greenjacket Oct 3, 2017

Greenjacket White Paper...read more
2018
”2018-01-23”
”2018-01-23”

2018 – Cantega RTS Established

Cantega announces the formation of RTS to meet the customer need of aggregating data to assist with strategic decision-making related to improving reliability.
”2018-01-23”