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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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Causes of ‘circuit trips’

A number of things can cause an outage: stormy weather, animals interfering with equipment, tree limbs in power lines or equipment failure.

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Video: Getting galloping lines under control

OPPD installs air flow spoilers in some spots that can be prone to galloping lines during winter storms.

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Air-flow spoilers

The equipment added to power lines stops them from falling victim to "galloping" during icy winter weather.

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Portable home generators

You may be tempted to purchase a generator in the event of a power outage. Remember these tips to operate it safely.

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Video: The difference between types of power lines

Transmission lines and distribution power lines have unique jobs within the electric system. Watch this video to learn more.

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Traffic light outages are joint effort between OPPD, city

Which entity repairs the outage depends on the situation. Regardless, treat those intersections with caution.

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