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How many power poles does OPPD have?

April 1, 2019 | Jason Kuiper | big number, T&D
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WHAT IS IT?

The total number of wooden distribution poles across OPPD’s 5,000-square-mile service territory. These poles are maintained by OPPD’s Asset Management & Maintenance Optimization (AMMO) department and are subject to a rotating inspection/replacement program.

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About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He is a former staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald, where he covered a wide range of topics but spent the majority of his career covering crime. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has also appeared in several true crime documentary shows. In his free time he enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife and three children, and reading crime novels.

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