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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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Why lowering your thermostat in the winter can help conserve electricity

Why does lowering your thermostat a few degrees help conserve electricity if your furnace uses natural gas? And does doing so really make much of a difference? We have answers.

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Video: Do you know 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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How to protect yourself from wind chills

If you have to go outside when wind chills turn dangerous, follow these tips and guidelines to stay safe.

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What you need to know about 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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Bucket trucks keep OPPD lineworkers on the move

Bucket trucks are versatile vehicles, giving OPPD's line technicians the ability to tackle a variety of jobs in a variety of conditions each day.

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Infographic: Overhead vs. underground power lines

OPPD considers several factors when determining whether to install power lines above ground or below. Both options have advantages and disadvantages.

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