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    MidAmerican employee installing wildlife shield
    In 2019, we fortified six electric substations with equipment designed to protect them from outages caused by wildlife. And that’s in addition to two dozen substations we’ve already fortified over the past three years.
     
    When animals like squirrels, raccoons or birds come into contact with a substation, it can lead to a widespread and costly outage – not to mention that it’s deadly to the animals. That’s why we’re installing fitted covers to shield exposed substation components from animal contact.
     
    Watch how these covers make our system more reliable by protecting substations from animal contact and outages, while also protecting wildlife.
    Learn about our other ongoing STAR (Safety Through Asset Reliability) efforts.
     
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