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Public power: Affordable electricity a factor for young family

October 1, 2018 | Andrew Roger | customers, public power, video
young family

There’s a lot to consider when raising a young family and establishing careers.

For parents Gabrielle and Chris, the last five years saw their family grow from three to five, while the couple lived in St. Louis, then Chicago as Chris completed medical residencies.

When it came time to settle down for good, the couple landed in Omaha. Aside from family connections, the affordability of electricity and other services played a part in their decision.

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Andrew Roger is a contributor to The Wire and digital media coordinator at Omaha Public Power District. With 10 years of video production and photography experience, Andrew helps shape the image of OPPD and its employees through The Wire. Andrew and his wife keep busy with their toddler and a baby on the way. When he’s not playing on the floor with his family, Andrew works on remodeling his Midtown home, goes to local music and art shows, watches movies at Film Streams, home brews, works on video projects with his friends, and dreams about running the Dundee Theatre.

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