The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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OPPD will soon begin testing utility-scale battery

The 80-ton battery is part of a pilot program that will test how battery storage can be integrated into OPPD’s grid. The battery will be capable of producing 1 MW of power for up to about two hours, comparable to providing power for nearly 75 homes with one full discharge.

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Automation techs are on the ground floor of emerging technology

Automation techs are building and experimenting with advanced equipment to help OPPD transform into the utility of the future.

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OPPD announces five new EV fast-charging stations

The new public DC fast chargers in OPPD's service territory can fully charge a vehicle in about 30 minutes

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OPPD awards contract for battery storage project

The contract is a big step forward for a project that will provide important research to help ensure reliability as OPPD brings more renewables online.

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Thinking about making the switch? Here’s your EV guide

Electric vehicles are the wave of the future, and OPPD has your guide to everything EV.

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Fiber project strengthens OPPD ‘nervous system’

OPPD is wrapping up the first phase of a major fiber optic cable project.

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