15,567 miles

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WHAT IS IT? The total length of electric power lines, more than enough to stretch from Omaha, Neb., around the earth and back at our higher latitude.

These transmission and distribution lines take power from the power stations to homes and businesses across the OPPD’s 5,000-square mile service area.

The lines are also interconnected with the nation’s power grid to ensure a stable, reliable supply of power for hundreds of millions Americans.

REACHING BIG HEIGHTS: The First National Bank Tower is Nebraska’s tallest building, stretching 634 feet high. If you stacked 129,643 of those towers on top of one another, it would stretch as far as our electric lines.

Paula Lukowski

About Paula Lukowski

Paula Lukowski, The Wire managing editor, has more than 34 years of experience in corporate communications, 29 of them at OPPD.

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