The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Julie Wasson

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Two projects receive Greener Together funding

OPPD's Greener Together Program is providing funding for a project that will add solar panels to Habitat for Humanity homes and another in which students will build and grow gardens.

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The Wire’s top stories of 2022

The top 10 stories on The Wire last year include reaching an important Power with Purpose milestone, working to address the growing power needs in our communities, responding to soaring interest in residential solar, and watching an employee float his way to a Guinness World Record – in a pumpkin.

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Giving back for the holidays

OPPD employees work to help provide gifts, assistance and a little holiday cheer to members of the district's communities.

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Infographic: Overhead vs. underground power lines

OPPD considers several factors when determining whether to install power lines above ground or below. Both options have advantages and disadvantages.

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Video: Getting some help from above with new transmission lines

OPPD is hard at work putting up new transmission lines in southwest Sarpy County, in support of both the utility's Power with Purpose project and the rapid economic growth occurring in the county.

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Maha Festival a zero-waste success

OPPD was the sustainability sponsor for this year’s festival, which drew more than 11,500 people ended up as one of Nebraska’s first large-scale zero-waste events.

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