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TB 876 WG C3.16

Interactions between Electrical Infrastructure and Wildlife

Interactions of birds with electrical infrastructure are of major concern regarding the development of transmission and distribution electrical networks. They include electrocutions and collisions, but also nest building and using structures for perching and hunting. These interactions have been described and recorded for decades in different parts of the world.

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Power system sustainability and environmental performance

C3 covers the interactions between the natural and social environments and the end-to-end electricity system. It addresses impacts such as: land use; biodiversity; greenhouse gases; air, soil and water pollution; natural resource consumption; waste generation; electromagnetic fields; noise and landscape. It also considers the role and relevance of stakeholder groups, with a special focus on local communities. The role of the power system in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals is also a field of work.

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