Preventive measures to reduce bird related power outages-Part II: Streamers and contamination

R. Sundararajan, J. Burnham, R. Carlton, E. A. Cherney, G. Couret, K. T. Eldridge, M. Farzaneh, S. D. Frazier, R. S. Gorur, R. Harness, D. Shaffner, S. Siegel, J. Varner

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Abstract

Bird related outages are more common and widespread than generally believed. The objective of this paper is to review the existing bird related problems and to recommend practices and procedures that are successful in reducing bird related outages on transmission lines, in substations and on overhead distribution lines. Experience has shown that use of perch guards, metal or plastic spikes, insulating caps, alternate perch sites and washing have significantly reduced bird related streamer and contamination outages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1848-1853
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Sundararajan, R., Burnham, J., Carlton, R., Cherney, E. A., Couret, G., Eldridge, K. T., Farzaneh, M., Frazier, S. D., Gorur, R. S., Harness, R., Shaffner, D., Siegel, S., & Varner, J. (2004). Preventive measures to reduce bird related power outages-Part II: Streamers and contamination. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 19(4), 1848-1853. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRD.2003.822522