The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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Attachment keeps power flowing — and squirrels going

OPPD uses 'squirrel guard' mechanisms in areas that are susceptible to animals interfering with electrical equipment — and possibly causing outages.

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Keeping OPPD’s balancing stations in top shape

Planned maintenance outages in the spring and fall help keep balancing stations ready to go when they're most needed.

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Video: Is that a … swimming pool?

OPPD does a variety of work to support the communities it serves and to ensure safety around power lines. Here you can watch as the utility assists with a swimming pool installation.

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Rural transmission line gets some TLC

A transmission line built in 1970 that runs from Fort Calhoun to South Sioux City got an extensive face lift this spring, improving reliability in the area.

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Reliability driving new transmission line

The 345-kV transmission line will run from OPPD’s Cass County Station to a substation near Gretna, and is expected to be 20 to 30 miles long.

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OPPD engineers are integral to our business

Engineers Week is Feb. 20-26. Meet a few of the OPPD engineers who work behind the scenes to bring you power every day.

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