Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Laura King-Homan

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Why high-voltage power lines ‘hum’ in some weather conditions

The presence of moisture in the air – via fog, rain or humidity – causes a discharge of energy called the corona effect.

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Keep it cool: Good AC maintenance aids efficiency

To get the most efficient use of your air conditioner, service the unit at least once a year and watch for these warning signs.

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Caution should be a top concern around road construction

Summer means an increase in road construction, including utility work. Heed these tips to keep workers – and yourself – safe.

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Video: How you can earn money with OPPD’s Cool Smart program

The demand-side management program shaves load for OPPD and gives customers a yearly bill credit for participating.

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Infographic: How tree-trimming methods help reliability

OPPD’s tree-trimming policy and practices ensure branches don’t interfere with power lines and other electrical equipment.

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Internships allow educators to learn about energy careers

The week-long internship program shows educators the variety of OPPD careers they can then share with students.

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