October 16, 2019
Memramcook, NB – NB Power announced they will be installing 1,600 of PLP's BIRD-FLIGHT™ Diverters on 25 kilometers of transmission lines from Memramcook to Sackville in New Brunswick, Canada. This important maintenance work will be conducted to minimize bird strikes with the line.
“At NB Power we are always sensitive to ecological areas, such as the Tantramar marshes. If we need to use any vehicles, they will be the lightest possible, most of the work will be done by climbing towers, and we are mindful and will await work to begin after young birds, such as Osprey, have left nests along the line,” said Gaëtan Thomas, President and CEO of NB Power.
PLP's BIRD-FLIGHT™ Diverter.
PLP continues to be at the forefront of developing products for wildlife protection in an effort to both protect wildlife and prevent power outages. The company takes a four-part approach to wildlife protection, designing innovative wildlife products that Divert, Prevent, Protect, and Relocate, mitigating the effects of energy expansion on birds and animals.
DIVERT by making overhead lines more visible
PREVENT access to a structure by restricting the area
PROTECT from incidental contact with energized lines
RELOCATE away from energized equipment
For additional information about PLP's wildlife protection products, CLICK HERE.