Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Terry Zank

General

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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Flashback

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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Profiles

No day is the same for OPPD dispatcher

No two days are alike for System Operations Specialist Mandi Scott, and she likes it that way. Scott monitors the OMS.

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How Does That Work?

Distribution pole

Distribution poles are a necessary part of the energy delivery process, carrying power across the district to customers.

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How Does That Work?

Lightning arresters

OPPD installs arresters to protect equipment from lightning strikes and help prevent power outages.

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