The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Grant Schulte

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Drones give OPPD an eye in the sky

Drones are a big help for OPPD’s field workers, engineers and communications department, with so many uses that the utility has a group of in-house pilots who serve the district.

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Douglas County landfill to gain new life as OPPD solar array

OPPD and Douglas County are partnering to house a solar array on a shuttered landfill, with the help of grant funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

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OPPD board approves budget for 2023

The $1.9 billion budget includes a small increase to a line item that covers rising fuel costs, but no general rate increase.

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In their sights: a life on the lines

OPPD's latest class of line technician apprentices is the largest batch the utility has ever hired, thanks to the group's high skill level.

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Rising fuel costs trigger proposed line item increase

The increase would raise customers' overall bills an average of 2.9% to help cover the rising costs of fuel and power purchased on the energy market.

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Tree crews sharpen their skills at OPPD Arboretum

Training exercises help tree crews practice and reinforce the safety protocols involved in trimming trees near power lines.

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