The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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Advanced or ‘smart’ power strips

Power strips have advanced to the point that they can detect electricity usage and cut off “vampire power” to devices.

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Landscaping near electrical equipment

The plants you choose for your landscaping around this equipment should still allow OPPD crews to access the unit in the event of an outage or repair.

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Uncommon objects can interfere with power lines

A trampoline, balloons? Yep, these things can cause power outages and damage equipment. Take these steps to keep these things from going airborne.

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Tree maintenance: Whose responsibility is it?

Should the homeowner or the utility trim trees? When it comes to encroaching on power lines, it depends on the tree's location.

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Graphic: Learn about the different types of clouds

The appearance of those clouds in the sky can preview the weather forecast.

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Infographic: Anatomy of a power pole

Power poles support thousands of miles of electric lines, here is what makes up the poles.

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