The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Terry Zank

How Does That Work?

Ground fault circuit interrupter

These are common sights in your home, and they perform an important function by preventing shock from electricity.

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Leading the Way

OPPD named a top veteran-friendly company

The utility was recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine as part of their 2020 Best of the Best honors.

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OPPD employees conquer Trek up the Tower

Ryan Long placed second overall and Michelle Homme tested her new knee at the annual event, setting and achieving their own goals.

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OPPD has a thorough plan to keep the lights on at CWS

Pre-planning and vigilance from employees ensures the premiere college baseball event never goes dark in Omaha.

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Big Number

4,570 miles

WHAT IS IT? A rough estimate of the rural portion of OPPD’s 5,000-square-mile service area, which includes all or part of 13 counties in southeastern Nebraska. Approximately 91 percent of the utility’s service area could be considered rural and 9 percent metropolitan. The OPPD service area stretches from southeastern Burt County on the north, south to

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Nebraska’s largest generating unit planned by OPPD

In 1954, a second generating unit at North Omaha Station was just a gleam in an engineer’s eye. Unit 2 went online in '57.

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