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To protect wildlife, we modify our equipment in specific service areas:
From nest management to condor relocation, we’re committed to avian protection programs that keep birds safe, not only around our power lines but in the larger environment.
In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, we developed an avian protection plan. We implemented new avian-safe construction design standards that require installing avian-safe devices and coverings to minimize potential hazards for raptors and other birds. All new construction is installed in accordance with our avian-protection standards.
Our comprehensive nest-management program protects birds that build their nests on electrical equipment. We developed a nest platform that can be installed in a safe place on the pole when the nest creates a hazard for birds and electrical equipment. The nest is relocated to this platform and the chicks are placed back in after installation.
We’re a member of the Avian Power Line Interaction Committee (APLIC) and have worked closely with this group to revise two industry manuals: “Suggested Practices for Avian Protection on Power Lines” and “Mitigating Bird Collisions with Power Lines”.
As part of the California Condor Reintroduction Program, we donated and installed a 1.5-ton array of nine solar panels — enough to supply 30 amps of power to the facility’s holding pen and to a field lab on top of the Vermilion Cliffs at the Grand Canyon. This will supply electricity directly to the field lab, making it possible for staff to use video cameras for remote observation, and keeping the water supply thawed during the winter.
Notify us if you see a raptor or other animal regularly using a power pole or substation in your neighborhood. A trained field technician will decide what protective action to take.
Phoenix area 602-371-7171 other areas of Arizona 800-253-9405
To report injured birds, call Liberty Wildlife
emergencies: 480-998-5550non-emergencies: 480-998-0230
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