An overview of bird related issues in electrical power systems

Polat, K. Yumak, N. E. Atilla, M. Baǧriyanik

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Power system equipments, especially overhead lines and utility poles are posing great risk to avian species. Main purpose of this paper is to draw attention of distribution companies and community on conserving bird species and their habitats. The paper also provides regulatory framework about protecting bird species, impacts of birds on utility equipments and remedial actions that can be taken for problem specific cases. Furthermore, a sector review of industrial applications and effectiveness of mitigation measures are given. Distribution companies may apply a systematic approach for reducing electrocutions and collisions by developing and implementing Avian Protection Plans (APPs).

Original languageEnglish
Article number012091
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Event20th Innovative Manufacturing Engineering and Energy Conference, IManEE 2016 - Kozani, Greece
Duration: 23 Sept 201625 Sept 2016

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