Localized fires caused by the interference of animals (such as birds, squirrels, raccoons, possums, bats, rats, snakes, and more) with high-voltage overhead lines and substations — and the uncontrolled wildfires that can result on the ground below — is an increasingly common problem for electric utilities and industrial power-distribution systems all over the world. Such problems are particularly common in older networks, which were typically designed with few protections against wildlife-related outages or fires. Up to 25% of the fires associated with power-distribution systems are preventable with the appropriate engineering controls.
Read more in the whitepaper from TE Connectivity recently published in T&D World Online on how fire-related outages are caused by wildlife and vegetation and the business case for installing the right insulation upgrades: https://bit.ly/3qPx4vF
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