The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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Hot stick

The name of the commonly used tool has nothing to do with temperature and everything to do with safety.

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Handling effects of heat on the electric system

When temperatures rise, OPPD takes extra precautions to ensure reliable electricity for customers when they need it most.

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OPPD’s online rate calculator for businesses

The tool provides businesses with the low-cost evidence of the utility’s public power advantage.

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Landscaping near padmount transformers

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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Plan provides power line protection for birds

Careful coordination among OPPD crews helps protect birds from interacting with dangerous equipment and protects their nests and habitat.

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Balloons can cause problems with power lines

Foil, or mylar, balloons can cause power outages and damage equipment if they come into contact with energized lines. Take these steps when disposing of them.

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