Well, that didn’t take long. The first animal-caused power outage of the new year was reported on January 3, when a squirrel was blamed for shutting down the campus of San Jose State University.
In the days that followed, climbing animals caused outages in substations as far apart as rural Washington state and urban Syracuse, New York. So, while the calendar has flipped, the problem of animal substation incursion continues. Click here to learn more about the problem.