The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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Helping meet demand amid growth

As the demand for power continues to grow, OPPD and other utilities across the country are using balancing stations more frequently.

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In their sights: a life on the lines

OPPD's latest class of line technician apprentices is the largest batch the utility has ever hired, thanks to the group's high skill level.

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Rising fuel costs trigger proposed line item increase

The line item increase would raise customers' overall bills an average of 2.9% to help cover the rising costs of fuel and power purchased on the energy market.

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Arborists sharpen their skills at OPPD Arboretum

Training exercises help tree crews practice and reinforce the safety protocols involved in trimming trees near power lines.

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OPPD honors veterans with truck wrapped in stars and stripes

The decorated truck is the culmination of more than three years of work by OPPD’s Veterans Network, with help from many others within the utility.

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Tips

Is your home ready for winter?

This month, Energy Advisor Eric BenSalah talks about prepping your home for winter and how to stay cozy while saving money.

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