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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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Boot camp reboots for next batch of line techs

OPPD’s boot camp format helps the utility ensure they have the best line technicians to keep the power flowing.

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How Does That Work?

Infographic: Dispatching ‘trouble calls’

There are many steps involved between the time when an outage is reported and power is restored. This infographic tells you more.

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Leading the Way

OPPD presents details of new backup natural gas generation

During its board's September committee meeting, leadership presented an update on two sites chosen for natural gas facilities to help facilitate OPPD's utility-scale solar plans.

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Additional utility bill assistance now available

Customers impacted by COVID pandemic can now apply online for funding available to all 13 counties served by the utility.

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Tree maintenance: Whose responsibility is it?

Should the homeowner or the utility trim trees? When it comes to encroaching on power lines, it depends on the tree's location.

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Emerald ash borer remains threat to trees

We’ve managed to slow it down. But four years after its initial discovery, this invasive pest is a growing presence in Nebraska.

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