Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Justin Gallegos

General

Video: Why are some power lines underground?

When OPPD decides where to place power lines, it considers many factors. OPPD engineer Matt Peterson explains.

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Insights

Video: The difference between power lines

Transmission lines and distribution power lines have unique jobs within the electric system. Watch this video to learn more.

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Flashback

OPPD hosted 2010 lineworker rodeo

The nationwide event was held at the utility's Elkhorn Center and featured hundreds of lineworkers from across the country.

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Flashback

Ensuring hot, fresh Arby’s sandwiches

Advances in electric ovens help the national fast food chain provide uniform food quality to its customers.

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Flashback

Heating up fast food

A big innovation for fast-food giant McDonald’s was highlighted in the January-February, 1968 edition of OPPD’s Ideas magazine. A trial began at a South 24th Street McDonald’s, where electric quartz heaters with reflectors were mounted above window areas. The effect was “radiant beams of heat passed through the air, creating a band of pleasant warmth

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