Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Jason Kuiper

Working for You

Attachment keeps power flowing – and squirrels going

OPPD uses 'squirrel guard' mechanisms in areas that are susceptible to animals interfering with electrical equipment - and possibly causing outages.

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Leading the Way

Community solar facility taking shape in Washington County

Historic flooding delayed construction, but the solar array is on track for completion in the fall, ready to supply renewable energy to participating customers.

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How Does That Work?

Handling effects of heat on the electric system

When temperatures rise, OPPD takes extra precautions to ensure reliable electricity for customers when they need it most.

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General

Infographic: How to prevent electrical shock in water

Faulty wiring or the use of damaged cords and devices can electrify the water. Make sure your swimming area is safe.

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General

For first time, renewable generation exceeds coal nationwide

The amount of electricity coming from renewables reached 23% in April, influenced by many factors.

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Powerful Life

Fort Calhoun’s ‘bee guy’ produces liquid gold

OPPD retiree Jeff Yeager is buzzing with passion about raising bees and sharing honey - and its benefits - with family and friends around the area.

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