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WHAT IS IT?

The year OPPD’s predecessor, Nebraska Power Company, purchased a 3 1/2-ton Walker truck. The company’s Underground department used the truck. An electric battery powered the vehicle, which was used when pulling cable and installing large transformers.

It had one drawback: After running all day, it had to be towed back to the garage at night, after it was depleted of power.

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.

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