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Birds, Power Lines Discussion


Wednesday, January 8




When birds interact with electric utility infrastructure, the result can be bird fatalities and power outages due to damage to electrical facilities. These risks increase in the Delaware Estuary where large raptors and other breeding and migratory birds concentrate. To minimize avian hazards from its overhead infrastructure, Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), a power delivery company serving two million customers in NJ, DE, MD, VA and D.C., developed an Avian Protection Program. In her role, Cristina Frank oversees the company’s comprehensive Avian Protection Program across the entire service territory. Frank will be hosted by Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River, Inc., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Cumberland County College. Meeting is free and open to the public. For more information call 305-3238.