This whitepaper examines strategies and methods to eliminate animal-caused outages on electrical equipment at electrical substations and on powerlines. The analysis provides insight into the significant economic impact of preventable animal-caused outages suffered by utilities and their customers and the need for electric utilities and industrial companies to aggressively implement strategies and investment programs to prevent this category of outages.
Impact on Utilities and Their Customers
Additional topics include industry-leading approaches and a comparison of the spectrum of mitigation options and correctiveness. The paper concludes that there is an industry need for increased attention from regulators and utilities alike, including more consistent reporting, with appropriate metrics from utilities.