The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Jason Kuiper

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Greener Together recipients aim to increase access to food, replace trees

Free Farm Syndicate and The Urban Bird & Nature Alliance are the latest recipients of funding from OPPD's Greener Together program.

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Two natural gas generating plants set to come online this summer

Standing Bear Lake and Turtle Creek stations represent the most significant additions to OPPD's generating fleet in more than 40 years.

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How to protect yourself from wind chills

If you have to go outside when wind chills turn dangerous, follow these tips and guidelines to stay safe.

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What It Takes

For machinists, precision is key – along with a lot of math

Machinists help keep OPPD's generating plants working. The job requires keen attention to detail and an ongoing desire to learn. And like many skilled trade jobs, it is well-paying and doesn't require a four-year degree.

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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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Using a second fridge or freezer? Here are some tips to keep costs down

The location of an extra refrigerator or freezer can make a big difference. These tips can help them operate more efficiently and can save you money.

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