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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

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