Increase Reliability in the Power Grid and Reduce Wildlife-Related Fire Risk with TE Connectivity's Wildlife Asset Protection products

January 20, 2021

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:

For any questions regarding TE Connectivity's Wildlife Asset Protection products or for a quote, please contact us at or (860) 678-8772.