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Restoring a customer’s power

August 16, 2021 | Joe Comstock | how does that work, power outages, trees

When severe weather causes tree damage, it often means individual power restoration to customers’ homes. In the July 2021 storm, this was widespread in OPPD’s service territory, especially in areas with large, older growth trees.

The process to restore service to a home is time intensive and must be conducted precisely to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

This infographic shows you how OPPD restores service to an individual home. In this case, a large tree had pulled down the lines providing the customer’s home with electricity.


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About Joe Comstock

Joe Comstock, after 16 years of working as a designer, art director, illustrator and sculptor in Los Angeles, moved back to Omaha and is currently a content generalist at OPPD. Skilled in all things creative, he can make the mundane - magical, the trite - tantalizing and the difficult – digestible. Along with being a lover of alliteration, he has a keen interest in golf, paintball, hunting and not doing yard work. His California wife moved back with him and loves everything but the winters. His two children are both stand-up comedians.

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