Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Laura King-Homan

Profiles

County roads take rural troubleshooters far, wide

OPPD's troubleshooters continue to work to meet customer needs. Meet Mike Patzel, who logs a lot of miles in the rural areas of our territory.

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OPPD engineers are integral to our business

Feb. 16-22 is Engineering Week. Meet a few of the OPPD engineers who work behind the scenes to bring you power every day.

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Sorting thousands of bills with customers in mind

OPPD’s government relations team is busy during legislative sessions in Nebraska and Washington, D.C., making sure bills won’t adversely affect its customers.

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Event keeps count of bird species, habits over time

Any bird or nature enthusiast can join the Great Backyard Bird Count, which begins Feb. 14. OPPD’s arboretum is a great place to find them.

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Balloons can cause problems with power lines

Foil, or mylar, balloons can cause power outages and damage equipment if they come into contact with energized lines. Take these steps when disposing of them.

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An energy source that lies right under your feet

Geothermal heating and cooling is ideal for commercial customers – particularly schools – who maintain buildings for decades.

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