The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Jason Kuiper

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A look at winter’s second half

Forecasters expect above average precipitation in February and March, but not enough to ease the area's drought conditions.

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OPPD again designated as Smart Energy Provider

The Smart Energy Provider designation recognizes utilities for their efforts in areas including energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability.

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What you need to know about portable home generators

You may be tempted to purchase a generator in the event of a power outage. Remember these tips to operate it safely.

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Progress continues on Platteview solar project

Despite some challenges, crews are making progress at the site of Platteview Solar, OPPD’s 81-megawatt solar project in Saunders County.

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Video: Getting galloping lines under control

OPPD installs air flow spoilers in some spots that can be prone to galloping lines during winter storms.

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Building new habits as EV ownership grows

Charging EVs at night, instead of right when you get home at the end of the day, helps reduce demand on the electric grid during peak hours.

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