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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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Causes of ‘circuit trips’

A number of things can cause an outage: stormy weather, animals interfering with equipment, tree limbs in power lines or equipment failure.

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Video: Getting galloping lines under control

OPPD installs air flow spoilers in some spots that can be prone to galloping lines during winter storms.

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Air-flow spoilers

The equipment added to power lines stops them from falling victim to "galloping" during icy winter weather.

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Portable home generators

You may be tempted to purchase a generator in the event of a power outage. Remember these tips to operate it safely.

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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: Learn about OPPD’s outage restoration process

When the power goes out, OPPD springs into action. See how all the pieces of restoration fit together to get the lights back on.

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