Energy news from Omaha Public Power District
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.
You may be tempted to purchase a generator in the event of a power outage. Remember these tips to operate it safely.
Transmission lines and distribution power lines have unique jobs within the electric system. Watch this video to learn more.
Which entity repairs the outage depends on the situation. Regardless, treat those intersections with caution.
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