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NEWS: Colorado cooperative goes “all in” with TransGard

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