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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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OPPD’s Energy Control Center

Learn more about the facility where quick decisions help restore power to customers.

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OPPD’s apprentice programs

The program ensures a steady stream of employees who are qualified to work in several trades careers at the utility.

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Video: Solving the mystery of ‘phantom’ energy

Everyone wants to save money on their energy bill, but how much can you save by unplugging electronics?

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Infographic: Dispatching ‘trouble calls’

There are many steps involved between the time when an outage is reported and power is restored. This infographic tells you more.

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Tree maintenance: Whose responsibility is it?

Should the homeowner or the utility trim trees? When it comes to encroaching on power lines, it depends on the tree's location.

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Ground fault circuit interrupter

These are common sights in your home, and they perform an important function by preventing shock from electricity.

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