The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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All about the Southwest Power Pool

The SPP membership of OPPD and other Nebraska utilities has allowed them to benefit from the diverse and wide-ranging RTO.

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Ice has weighty effect on power lines

See how OPPD prepares for the damaging effects of ice and wind on power lines - and how wind alone can be just as dangerous.

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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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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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