The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Storm and Outage

9 ways to beat the heat’s effects on your electric bill

There are a few simple things you can do to help lessen the weather's impact on your energy usage.

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Tips

Energy Advisor: Let’s look at ‘phantom’ load

Should you really unplug all your appliances and devices when they're not in use? This month, Energy Advisor Eric BenSalah explains phantom load.

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Tips

Be prepared during Flooding Awareness Month

Eastern Nebraska is no stranger to flooding, especially in March. Here are some simple tips and resources you can use to keep your family safe.

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Storm and Outage

How to stay safe around downed power lines

Snow, ice and wind can wreak havoc with power lines. If you encounter downed lines, your response is critical.

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How Does That Work?

How to protect yourself from wind chills

If you have to go outside when wind chills turn dangerous, follow these tips and guidelines to stay safe.

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Tips

Resolve to be more energy efficient: December tips

This month, learn how to insulate your water pipes to help them deliver hotter water.

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