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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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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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Series: Energy storage tech options grow with changing grid

New technology may make energy storage options more cost-effective and accessible for utilities.

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Thaw shed handles delicate winter job

The nondescript building at OPPD's Nebraska City Station balances temperature to release coal from the rail cars as they arrive at the plant.

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Why can birds safely sit on power lines?

Whether a bird is safe sitting on a power line comes down to how they are perched there.

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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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