The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Jason Kuiper

General

Reliability driving new transmission line

The 345-kV transmission line will run from OPPD’s Cass County Station to a substation near Gretna, and is expected to be 20 to 30 miles long.

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SPP reaches renewable energy milestones

Southwest Power Pool reached a major renewables milestone this spring, a renewable energy penetration record of 90.2%.

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Working to reduce galloping lines

OPPD is testing twisted wires called T2 conductors in rural areas where power lines are prone to galloping. The configuration of the wires helps prevent ice buildup.

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Powerful Life

A career on the lines

As we observe Nebraska Lineworker Appreciation Day, one longtime lineman reflects on his career with OPPD.

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New Sarpy substation serves dual purpose

The substation will serve growth in the area and will support Turtle Creek Station, a new gas facility being built.

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Laser technology could help prevent galloping lines

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are working on using lasers to create surfaces that could prevent ice from forming on power lines.

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