The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

General

Winter forecast is a bit of a mystery

This winter's weather is difficult to predict, forecasters say. “Sometimes forecasting is like shooting fish in the barrel. This winter season is not one of those times."

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General

Working to reduce galloping lines

OPPD is testing twisted wires called T2 conductors in rural areas where power lines are prone to galloping. The configuration of the wires helps prevent ice buildup.

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How Does That Work?

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 Does That Work?

OPPD plants ready for winter challenges

OPPD's generating stations and peaking plants are ready for whatever winter has in store.

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Storm and Outage

Infographic: Prepare for winter driving

By adding a few standard items to your car's trunk, you'll be ready for anything winter driving can throw at you this season.

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