The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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Plant expansions will add 900 MW of new generation amid surging demand

OPPD plans to add 900 megawatts of simple cycle natural gas generation with fuel oil backup to help keep the electric system reliable, resilient.

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It’s almost time for Heat the Streets

Heat the Streets Run & Walk for Warmth gives community members a way to help the growing number of people who need assistance with their utility bills.

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Infographic: Happy birthday, Thomas Edison

The prolific American inventor was also the grandfather of the electric utility system.

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How to stay safe around downed power lines

Snow, ice and wind can wreak havoc with power lines. If you encounter downed lines, your response is critical.

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Greener Together recipients aim to increase access to food, replace trees

Free Farm Syndicate and The Urban Bird & Nature Alliance are the latest recipients of funding from OPPD's Greener Together program.

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‘All-hands-on-deck’ effort, diverse energy sources aid storm response

Across the district, OPPD employees worked long hours, many under extremely challenging conditions, during Winter Storm Gerri. Customers also helped, heeding the utility’s call to lower their use of power during normal peak usage times.

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