Research and Development Continues
Testing is going very well, thanks to the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program! This red-tailed hawk is demonstrating the effectiveness of our vertical Raptor Guard™ in eliminating phase-to-ground electrocution. Although the hawk is perched on the insulator, it is not close to a dangerous portion of the power line. This testing process allows us to predetermine how effective our products will be in real-life situations that would otherwise endanger wildlife. In testing, there is no electricity present so the bird is not harmed and is completely safe. The activity of the bird in relation to the power pole and the product allows us to collect information on its potential effectiveness.