Nashville Electric Service (NES) is working to make sure birds do not come home to roost at its Pennington Bend Substation. Crews will be using a loud sound cannon to disrupt their nesting pattern and scare the birds away.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, and for the next several weeks, NES will sound off the cannon around 8 a.m. and again at approximately 6 p.m. By using the cannon, which makes a loud noise similar to firecrackers, NES is proactively trying to prevent potential power outages as a result of the roosting birds.
Customers have not experienced any recent outages because of the increased number of birds at the substation. This effort should help prevent any future problems.