Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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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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Energy management system connects substations to electrical grid

Key teams manage the endless stream of data that flows between substations across OPPD’s service territory, ensuring the power stays on.

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Energy storage is evolving, but careful analysis comes first

As utilities incorporate more renewable energy into their generation, battery storage has come to the forefront. Here’s the basics about the technology.

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Why high-voltage power lines ‘hum’ in some weather conditions

The presence of moisture in the air – via fog, rain or humidity – causes a discharge of energy called the corona effect.

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Handling effects of heat on the electric system

When temperatures rise, OPPD takes extra precautions to ensure reliable electricity for customers when they need it most.

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Video: How you can earn money with OPPD’s Cool Smart program

The demand-side management program shaves load for OPPD and gives customers a yearly bill credit for participating.

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