​Avian interactions with power lines—including electrocutions, collisions, and nest construction—and subsequent impacts to power reliability have prompted many utilities to initiate efforts to identify the causes of and to develop solutions to address these problems. A utility can have the greatest impact on reducing avian mortality and improving system reliability by focusing its efforts in a cost-effective manner on the areas that pose the greatest risk to birds. GIS and visual display of data through mobile apps are emerging as supporting technologies to evaluate risks and identify areas of particular concern. Read about how two cooperatives are bringing new meaning to the line that "information is power" by using robust analytics and visual data applications to proactively protect birds from negatively interacting with electrical facilities.

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