FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Foothill Ranch, CA – October 3, 2017 – It is a widely known fact that wildlife-caused outages affect the reliable delivery of electric service around the world. In its effort to mitigate animal-caused outages, Greenjacket Inc studied the effectiveness of the Greenjacket precise-fit engineered solution with AltaLink where solutions had been installed with remarkable results.
The results of the study were analyzed and reported by FTI Consulting in a white paper entitled:
THE CASE FOR ELIMINATING ANIMAL-CAUSED OUTAGES IN ELECTRIC SUBSTATIONS AND ON POWERLINES. The white paper is available for download at:
The bottom line: outage mitigation works. In a set of 47 stations that have seen an average of one or more wildlife contacts every ten years:
- On average, the outage rate due to wildlife contact has reduced from one outage every 3 years to one outage every 16 years.
- On average, the load interruption rate due to wildlife contact has reduced from one load interruption every 2 years to one load interruption every 13 years.
- On average, the load interruption duration due to wildlife contact has reduced from 248 minutes per station per year to 12 minutes per station per year.
According to Mike Bartel, VP of Asset Management, AltaLink, A Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, “Animal protection has proven to be up to a 95% effective investment for preventing wildlife outages and continues to significantly improve AltaLink reliability; we have made animal protection part of our new substation build requirements and our retrofit program continues to provide comprehensive deployment across the system where wildlife impacts our reliability.”
For more information on the Greenjacket Inc precise-fit engineered solution, be sure to visit Greenjacket’s booth #2815 at ICUEE where founders and linemen Marty Niles and Keith Yeats may be interviewed. Alternately, you may contact our direct sales force at 949.305.3311 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Greenjacket Inc website: www.GreenjacketInc.com.
About Greenjacket Inc. ®
Greenjacket Inc. is committed to providing the electrical power industry with precise-fit engineered solutions that mitigate animal-caused outages and improve system reliability and profitability. The company’s technical experts work closely with individual customers to develop complete precise-fit solutions. New products are always in development.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities.
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