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Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer Reliable Energy Analytics LLC

Inventor of patent 11,374,961: METHODS FOR VERIFICATION OF SOFTWARE OBJECT AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY and the Software Assurance Guardian™ (SAG ™) Point Man™ (SAG-PM™) software and SAGScore™...

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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.

 

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Matt Chester on Feb 9, 2021

What a crappy situation

 

 

 

Sorry, I couldn't help myself

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Richard Brooks on Feb 9, 2021

Ba-dum-bump-ching!

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