The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

General

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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Working for You

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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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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