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TRANSGARD INSTALLS 3,000th SUBSTATION FENCE
Milestone highlights the scope of animal-caused outages — and the proven solution
(NEW FREEDOM, Pa) — TransGard, manufacturer of the leading animal-deterrent substation fencing, announced that it installed its 3,000th fence in October.
The company attributes the milestone — and its rapid pace of growth — to two factors. First, the industry has become increasingly aware of the costs associated with animal-caused outages. Second, the patented TransGard fence is the only solution that delivers a mild electric shock that deters animals entering a substation.
Squirrels, raccoons, snakes, and other animals continue to cause substation outages in urban, suburban and remote locations across North America. These outages costs millions in repairs, equipment and man hours. They also damage the reputation and reliability ratings of utilities and cooperatives.
As these utilities have explored the options for preventing animal-caused outages, they’ve increasingly turned to a field-tested solution: TransGard.
“The number 3,000 represents the trust that the industry places in TransGard to keep animals out and keep the power on,” said Bill Reichard, CEO of TransGard. “As more substation operators learn about our track record, TransGard’s rate of growth has continued to accelerate.”
Reichard added that he expects robust demand for TransGard protection in coming years because tens of thousands of substations across the U.S. remain at risk — and unprotected. According to the APPA, animals are now the leading cause of outages.
To reach the 3,000 plateau, TransGard developed a solution that offers key advantages:
· Deters multiple species Unlike competing products, TransGard prevents squirrels, raccoons, opossums, snakes and other climbing animals from accessing expensive equipment.
· Simple installation A crew of three can complete a typical TransGard enclosure in just four hours with basic tools — no special training, no heavy equipment, no power shutdown required.
· Flexibility TransGard uses a series of panels that offer design flexibility; any panel can be used as hinged gateway for access, and the system can easily be expanded or reconfigured.
For more information on TransGard substation fencing, visit www.transgardfence.com.
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TransGard developed a patented fencing exclusively to eliminate substation outages caused by climbing animals. Since the company’s founding in 1990, TransGard has installed fences at 3,000 substations in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, to view case studies, or to request a quote, visit www.transgardfence.com.