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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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Video: Aerial inspections ensure system reliability

The biannual effort looks for needed repairs across the OPPD territory and identifies clearance issues on transmission lines.

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Infographic: Doing a big job in a small space

Crews can replace power poles in your back yard using a mini digger derrick. Unlike a 24-foot line truck, this compact machinery fits through a 36-inch gate.

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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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75th Anniversary

Story of a storm restoration

The July 10, 2021 thunderstorm caused a record number of outages for OPPD. Here are some highlights from the restoration, which continues today.

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Growth spurs additions to OPPD’s system

OPPD doesn’t always add circuits, but growth in the metro area has meant more additions over the last five years.

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Video: Powering Omaha’s premier event

After a year's hiatus due to COVID-19, the College World Series is back, and OPPD is there to make sure it stays powered.

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