Always working for you

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OPPD is always working to keep the power on. Over the last 41 days, the utility has offered a glimpse into the everyday efforts they make to provide safe, reliable power to 13 counties and 846,000 people.

For six weeks, OPPD chronicled in near-real time the work that happens in the communities they serve. From maintaining power plants, safety equipment, electrical lines and wind farms to offering customer service, information, education and trouble-shooting, the utility shared some of the crucial tasks that go into providing consistent, affordable energy.

OPPD values the people and the communities they serve. It’s an honor to share some of the efforts that go into keeping these 13 counties safe and powered. OPPD is passionate about consistently looking for ways to provide and maintain affordability, economic growth opportunities, efficient service, and sustainable energy solutions. They are proud to share that passion with you.

Watch the video below to see the kind of things OPPD is doing every day to serve their communities.

actions, not words

No two days are alike at OPPD. What remains constant, however, is the commitment to providing reliable, affordable and environmentally sensitive electricity service. Every day, The Wire will feature a snapshot of the work OPPD employees do to meet this commitment.

OPPD lives out its commitment to the communities it serves through actions rather than words. Since it came online in 2015, The Wire has pulled back the curtain to show customers what OPPD does. Check in here for the next six weeks to see how OPPD serves customers and how we work to keep the lights on. This daily effort is an extension of our transparency.

It’s real. It’s not glamorous. But it’s important work.

Previous days’ photos
Laura King-Homan

About Laura King-Homan

Laura King-Homan is the managing editor of The Wire and a communications specialist at the Omaha Public Power District. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, including the Omaha World-Herald.

Cris Averett

About Cris Averett

Cris Averett is responsible for communications at OPPD’s Fort Calhoun Station, as well as an array of communications projects across the district. Whenever feasible, Cris enjoys spending time with his wife and offspring, listening to music, tinkering with toys and playing a splendid game of cribbage.

Jason Kuiper

About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He formerly worked as a staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald.

Joe Comstock

About Joe Comstock

Joe Comstock is the creative coordinator for OPPD’s Corporate Marketing & Communications group. Skilled in all things creative, he can make the mundane - magical, the trite - tantalizing and the difficult – digestible.

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