How Wildlife Causes Major Power Outages

October 31, 2019

Wildlife ranks 2nd only to stormy weather as the major cause of power failures. Of them all, squirrels by far are the worst offenders. The costs of these outages to consumers and the power industry are staggering globally: $10 billion annually!

So what can you do to mitigate this pesky problem? TE Connectivity offers utility companies a total product solution – a comprehensive and customizable line of high performance wildlife and asset protection products.

The city of Gastonia, NC has begun installing anti-squirrel protection products from TE Connectivity on its 11 substations and, although not finished, the upgrade has reduced outages by 75 percent!

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