One of last year’s Top 5 animal-caused outages was an explosion in a city substation in New Mexico. Then, in January 2018, animals shut down power in Syracuse and Nashville, where thousands lost power — and even the city council was forced to adjourn. In fact, animal incursions have become increasingly common in urban substations … and, with a thriving squirrel population, this trend is likely to continue. Learn more about why animals are so attracted to substations — and why substation operators in populated areas increasingly rely on TransGard for protection.