Be it a row of swallows along a power line or a watchful raptor atop a pylon, interactions between birds and the grid are a familiar sight. Unfortunately, this relationship is not always peaceful. Indeed, without proper planning or mitigation measures, collision and electrocution with power lines can pose a real threat to some avian species. Thankfully, solutions exist.
With this new video series, we want to shine a light on some of the solution strategies out there as we continute to work towards an electricity grid which is truly 'bird-friendly'. These include: collaboration between industry & civil society, standardised data collection & an open-data approach, and more. One such solution is RGI's collaborative 'Bird Portal' project, with German nature conservation NGO, NABU, and 7 German grid operators. You can read more about the project in English here.
Below you will find a 5-minute video in both English and German. This is available on our YouTube channel with subtitles in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and Polish.
Underneath the main films, you will find a series of interview-videos with experts from the world of grid operation and bird protection. These will also soon be available with subtitles on our YouTube channel.