As a critical component of any electric grid, substations can become a prime target for those wishing to do harm to a community. This realization has driven the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other governmental agencies to recommend improved security of substation structures. Along with intensifying security, many communities are seeking to revitalize neighborhoods and urban areas, which require modernizing the external appearance of substations, improving noise abatement or both.
Valmont Utility offers substation protection solutions that are well-received by safety and asset managers alike. What’s more, economic development professionals, land developers and architects are finding that our substation perimeter options meet or exceed the visual and noise abatement expectations required for urban renewal.