Duke Energy says it plans to retrofit some of its equipment to prevent animal interferences

Duke Energy says squirrels cause the most outages; but snakes, raccoons, birds, and other animals knock out the lights when they get into power lines, transformers and substations. The company has plans to retrofit some of its equipment to prevent animal interference and lightning strikes in the future. In the meantime, they use things like insulator covers, power line spinners and fences to keep the critters away.
Published: 6:13 PM EDT June 14, 2019
Updated: 6:12 PM EDT June 14, 2019