Utility Realizes Wildlife Outages can be Prevented

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Birds and animals colliding with substations is a reality in our ever growing society. It is rare to have three outages over three days however, Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) experienced this exact issue. Generally, during certain times of the year they experience greater interruptions in providing electricity because of animal related outages.  MTEMC decided to amend this issue by installing Greenjacket precise-fit cover up. The unique shape of the electrical equipment demanded the exact fit that Greenjacket delivers… See Full article 

Darren Barnett

Darren Barnett

Senior Product Manager Wildlife Mitigation Business Unit
Darren holds a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Louisiana Tech University and has over 28 years of experience in the electric power distribution industry. Darren’s career started as a Design Engineer for a major transformer and components manufacturer. From there he advanced to positions of increasing responsibility, including Quality Assurance Manager, Engineering Manager and Vice President of Components Operations. Darren is an active member of IEEE and was on the committee that developed the 1656 -2010 testing guide for wildlife mitigation products.