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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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Role of natural gas in OPPD’s generation mix

Learn how capacity and usage work within OPPD's generation portfolio, and the role of natural gas in how they meet those needs.

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Solar panels

In order to generate electricity, the science of solar power is all about sandwiching layers of semi-conducting material to create an electric field.

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