Energy news from Omaha Public Power District
The SPP membership of OPPD and other Nebraska utilities has allowed them to benefit from the diverse and wide-ranging RTO.
See how OPPD prepares for the damaging effects of ice and wind on power lines - and how wind alone can be just as dangerous.
If you have to go outside when wind chills turn dangerous, follow these tips and guidelines to stay safe.
A number of things can cause an outage: stormy weather, animals interfering with equipment, tree limbs in power lines or equipment failure.
OPPD installs air flow spoilers in some spots that can be prone to galloping lines during winter storms.
The equipment added to power lines stops them from falling victim to "galloping" during icy winter weather.
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