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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

VIDEO: Earthquake? Nope … Raccoon.

VIDEO:  Earthquake? Nope … Raccoon. In December, a raccoon climbed onto a transformer in a Rio Rancho, N.M., substation. The result: a “horrific” explosion that “felt like an earthquake” to a next-door neighbor. The blast shut down power to nearly 10,000, and charred expensive... read more

NEWS: TransGard Announces “Five Worst” List for 2017

NEWS: TransGard Announces “Five Worst” List for 2017 ANIMALS AND SUBSTATIONS DON’T MIX THE FIVE WORST ANIMAL-CAUSED OUTAGES OF 2017   (NEW FREEDOM, Pa) — Loud explosions, dangerous fires, entire cities gone dark … there’s a lot of mayhem on this year’s list of the worst substation outages caused by climbing... read more

SPECIAL NOTICE: New TransGard Contact Numbers

SPECIAL NOTICE: New TransGard Contact Numbers NEW LOCATION, NEW PHONE NUMBER   On Monday, December 18, TransGard will officially move operations to a new location. As part of that upgrade, TransGard will also have contact information. Please update your contact records to reflect the changes: Phone: (717)... read more

TransGard Featured in Podcast

TransGard Featured in Podcast Recently, Utility Products selected TransGard for a podcast interview. The magazine interviewed TransGard President Bill Reichard about the qualities that make the fencing unique in the industry. The podcast covers the system’s key elements, installation details... read more

VIDEO: Substation Explodes After Squirrel Incursion

VIDEO:  Substation Explodes After Squirrel Incursion It’s becoming a recurring theme this year:  a small animal scurries into an unprotected substation. Moments later … an expensive — and incredibly dangerous — fire. Take a look at this video of an October substation fire in North Carolina … be sure to... read more

NEWS: TransGard Installs 3,000th Fence

NEWS: TransGard Installs 3,000th Fence NOW PROTECTING 3,000 SUBSTATIONS … AND COUNTING Climbing animals have caused thousands of substation outages costing millions of dollars. The good news:  TransGard fencing, which stops animals in their tracks. In fact, TransGard recently announced we’ve... read more

NEWS: TransGard to Exhibit at ICUEE Oct 3-5

NEWS:  TransGard to Exhibit at ICUEE Oct 3-5 TransGard announced it will exhibit its patented fencing at the 2017 ICUEE Demo Expo in Louisville, KY, Oct. 3-5.  ICUEE is the premiere, hands-on event for the utility industry. Stop by Booth 3027 to chat and learn more about the only substation fencing that delivers... read more

NEWS: Summer of snakes! Outages plague U.S. substations

NEWS: Summer of snakes! Outages plague U.S. substations Squirrels and raccoons get the most publicity when it comes to substation outages. But a series of recent snake outages shows that legless crawlers also do their fair share of damage: More than 22,000 people in Jacksonville, FL, were left without power when a red rat... read more