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NEWS: Colorado cooperative goes “all in” with TransGard

Once again, TransGard is in the news. This time, La Plata Electric Association, a Colorado cooperative, garnered coverage for its plan to secure TransGard protection at all 22 of its substations. Two regional publications ran news stories on the plan. Highlights:... read more

NEWS: GHMR now offers TransGard fences in five southern states

NEWS:  GHMR now offers TransGard fences in five southern states “SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL” FOR ANIMAL-DETERRENT SUBSTATION FENCING (YORK, Pa.) — TransGard announced today that GHMR Co. Inc. will represent its patented animal-prevention substation fencing in five southern states. To date, TransGard has installed the proven deterrent... read more

NEWS: Raccoons — the fastest-growing threat to substations

NEWS:   Raccoons — the fastest-growing threat to substations Squirrels cause the most outages at substations, but lately raccoons have been working hard to catch up. In Knoxville, TN, last month, raccoon contact caused a huge flash, a shower of sparks, and then total darkness for 40,000 customers. SEE THE VIDEO HERE   It... read more

TREND REPORT: Urban Animal Outages on the Rise

TREND REPORT:  Urban Animal Outages on the Rise 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,... read more

NEWS: CBM to Represent TransGard in Four States

NEWS:  CBM to Represent TransGard in Four States MOVE SIGNALS CONTINUED GROWTH FOR ANIMAL-DETERRENT SUBSTATION FENCING (YORK, Pa.) — TransGard, which has installed proven animal-prevention fencing at more than 3,000 substations in North America, announced today it has reached an agreement with CBM Utility Group, a... read more

E-NEWS: TransGard’s Stealthy Advantages … Revealed

E-NEWS: TransGard’s Stealthy Advantages … Revealed Four Hidden Advantages Every Substation Operator Should Know TransGard fences now protect more than 3,000 substations. Simply put, it works in the field. (Just ask our customers.) But TransGard also offers significant — and often overlooked — advantages over other... read more

NEWS: First Animal-Caused Outages of 2018 Reported

NEWS: First Animal-Caused Outages of 2018 Reported 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... read more