- Feb 9, 2021 9:47 pm GMT
I'm reasonably certain this one wouldn't have been on my risk register. But if it was, the likelihood would be epsilon small - and I would be wrong!
They roost on power lines and leave droppings on insulators. When the dried droppings combine with fog or light rain, the mixture conducts electricity and creates a bridge along the insulator “skirts,” which causes a fault on the line. It creates the perfect opportunity for outages.