Good luck, Lodwick
Steamboat Springs Way to go Todd!! I am looking forward to seeing you earn the gold medal in 2010!
Animal power accidents
After $1 million in damage, what animal deterrent could be cost prohibitive? A large net over the substation would solve the bird problem and an additional electric fence around it would solve the walking critter problem. Just my two cents.
If the answer was that simple, it would have been done already. Dealing with that kind of electricity is pretty technical because of the charges, and the way the electricity works. Even the grounding on the perimeter fence is pretty technical, just to counteract the static electricity created.