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The Difference Between Power and Distribution Transformers

distribution transformer mounted to utility pole

Transformers are primarily used to change voltages to serve different functions within the electrical system. Two types of transformers include power transformers and distribution transformers. Several distinct characteristics separate power transformers from distribution transformers, with the main differences dependent on specific features like the type of network used, location of installation, and voltage capacity.

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5 Signs You May Have Squirrels in Your Attic

squirrel on deck after gaining access from power line

Living with squirrels in your attic is more than just a nuisance. These small critters can wreak havoc on your home and wiring. It's best to recognize the signs of squirrels in your attic as quickly as possible before a large infestation occurs.

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7 Electrical Safety Tips for Downed or Low-Hanging Power Lines

downed power lines on street creating safety hazard

Power lines carry a substantial load of electric current—from generating plants to substations and eventually to residential homes and business premises. As a critical element of the power transmission grid, power lines require special attention to ensure everybody's safety.

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The Benefits of Critter Guard for Power Utility Companies

utility worker performing maintenance on unprotected power line

When severe winds are forecasted, one of the first things we do is prepare for a potential power outage. This is a relatively rare occurrence, yet it alerts us immediately to a possible state of emergency. What we may not consider is the frequency of power interruptions caused by wildlife.

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Top 4 Critters that Caused Power Outages in 2019

squirrel on unguarded power line

Most people associate power outages with severe weather like thunderstorms and blizzards. However, a very high number of outages are caused by local wildlife each year. These normally harmless creatures can cause big problems for power lines without proper deterrents. Take a look at these top four power outage-inducing critters of 2019.

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