Guide for Reducing Bird-Related Outages
|Publication Date:||30 December 2010|
This guide documents proven methods and designs to reduce
bird-related outages, such as contamination outages, streamer
outages, and electrocution/collis
Recommended procedures and techniques for reducing bird related contamination, streamer, electrocution and collision (contact) outages on transmission lines, in substations and on overhead distribution lines, including all apparatuses and devices, such as insulators, transformers, surge arresters, capacitor banks, poles etc. are provided. The information in this guide was drawn from electric utilities, suppliers, universities, related industries, and personal observations. Included in this guide are methods for reducing various bird-related outages that have been shown to be effective. The information presented is of particular benefit to utilities that are experiencing various bird related outages, some not even aware of the problem. It is also of value to those utilities that are in the process of erecting new lines in areas where birds are prevalent.