Power substations are a key part of distributing power to people all across the world. Substations transfer power from different sources to its destination at the correct voltage. As such, keeping substations up and running is critical. This means protecting these systems from all sorts of damage, including damage inflicted by wildlife.
Though they may not intend it, animals have a way of getting in the way of and disrupting a lot of what we humans use in our daily lives, substations being no different. Squirrels are particularly guilty of this with a history of causing power outages so frequently that there's an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to cataloging them. Since eradicating squirrel-kind from the face of the planet isn't a viable or humane option, figuring out ways to keep a substation protected from them and other critters who might cause damage is essential.
Thankfully, there are ways to mitigate these risks. Investing in humane protection for power lines and utility poles, for example, is a great way to do this. Blocking squirrels and other animals from accessing and climbing along electric lines or chewing through wires is one of the simplest but most effective solutions. Not only do these products protect substations and associated equipment from being damaged, they even protect the animals from a nasty shock they don't know to avoid.
At Critter Guard, we specialize in the protection of electrical equipment. Both our Line Guard and Pole Guard systems form a physical barrier for the important parts of power transfer to keep things up and running with as little fuss as possible. Our wildlife control products are also made with a focus on humane treatment of animals, ensuring that no critter is harmed.
To learn more about our products and how they can protect substations and power in your area, contact us today!