The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Leading the Way

New digs for rare raptors

An osprey nest at Fort Calhoun Station will be fitted with a webcam much like the utility’s peregrine falcon cam.

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How Does That Work?

Causes of ‘circuit trips’

A number of things can cause an outage: stormy weather, animals interfering with equipment, tree limbs in power lines or equipment failure.

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How Does That Work?

Video: Getting galloping lines under control

OPPD installs air flow spoilers in some spots that can be prone to galloping lines during winter storms.

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General

Top stories of 2020 have common theme

Like many other things throughout the year, the COVID-19 pandemic was a reoccurring topic for The Wire.

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Tips

Infographic: Prepare for winter driving

By adding a few standard items to your car's trunk, you'll be ready for anything winter driving can throw at you this season.

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Tips

Prevent injuries while shoveling snow, using a snow blower

Snow removal is a common chore. Keep these tips in mind to avoid overexertion and injury.

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