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Video: Getting lights on when the power is out

January 23, 2018 | Jason Kuiper | OPPD employees, restoration, T&D
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When temperatures plummet and the wind sends ice-covered power lines sailing, customers can lose power.

That’s when OPPD’s front line workers are at their best.

OPPD employees like Bill Wunderlich, field supervisor Transmission & Distribution, leave their families at all hours to restore power for customers and their families.

The above video by Nate Gasaway, Goswen Visual Marketing, tells Wunderlich’s story.

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About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He is a former staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald, where he covered a wide range of topics but spent the majority of his career covering crime. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has also appeared in several true crime documentary shows. In his free time he enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife and three children, and reading crime novels.

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