An overview of bird related issues in electrical power systems

POLAT O., YUMAK K., ATILLA N. E., Bağrıyanık M.

20th Innovative Manufacturing Engineering and Energy Conference (IManEE), Kallithea, Greece, 23 - 25 September 2016, vol.161 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 161
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1757-899x/161/1/012091
  • City: Kallithea
  • Country: Greece
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Power system equipments, especially overhead lines and utility poles are posing great risk to avian species. Main purpose of this paper is to draw attention of distribution companies and community on conserving bird species and their habitats. The paper also provides regulatory framework about protecting bird species, impacts of birds on utility equipments and remedial actions that can be taken for problem specific cases. Furthermore, a sector review of industrial applications and effectiveness of mitigation measures are given. Distribution companies may apply a systematic approach for reducing electrocutions and collisions by developing and implementing Avian Protection Plans (APPs).