The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

General

Reliability driving new transmission line

The 345-kV transmission line will run from OPPD’s Cass County Station to a substation near Gretna, and is expected to be 20 to 30 miles long.

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A partnership powering service to the community

Charles Drew Health Center partnered with OPPD on a standby generator to ensure the facility has the power needed to serve patients.

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Falcons busy feeding two new chicks

Lewis and Clark, OPPD's resident peregrine falcons, were expecting four chicks this year, but two didn’t survive.

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SPP reaches renewable energy milestones

Southwest Power Pool reached a major renewables milestone this spring, a renewable energy penetration record of 90.2%.

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Storm and Outage

9 ways to beat the heat’s effects on your electric bill

There are a few simple things you can do to help lessen the weather's impact on your energy usage.

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Tips

Energy Advisor: Let’s look at ‘phantom’ load

Should you really unplug all your appliances and devices when they're not in use? This month, Energy Advisor Eric BenSalah explains phantom load.

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