How Local Wildlife Can Affect a Building’s Power

How Local Wildlife Can Affect a Building’s Power

How Local Wildlife Can Affect a Building’s Power

01/03/18

“How can a building’s energy be shut down by a little critter?”

 

Something very interesting happened at my school today. A little squirrel found its way into the central power line and decided to have a nibble on the insulation cord. Soon enough, (s)he had destroyed the connection, knocking out power to the entire university, even the cogeneration facilities! I think that this little event illustrates how local wildlife can affect a building’s power systems. To guard against such an event, construction managers add further insulation from the external world or apply animal repellent in the wires. If such an event does happen, then local generators, batteries, or solar panels can be placed to allow for backup power

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