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Tag: history

General

There are some new dates in our biggest storms list

This infographic looks at the 10 biggest storms OPPD has faced based on power outages. The most destructive ones may surprise you.

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75th Anniversary

When OPPD holiday cookbooks were all the rage

Grandma may have found the recipe for her famous lime gelatin salad in one of these cookbooks, once a collectible giveaway.

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Powerful Life

Video: Legacy I3 intern blazes trail as first to be hired full-time

OPPD’s investment in the Legacy I3 program is paying off; former intern Neyda Zavala talks about her journey from program participant to full-time employee.

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General

Celebration marks decades of power at Nebraska City Station

Employees of the OPPD power plant, both past and present, celebrated the two units’ years of service to the utility and its customers.

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75th Anniversary

OPPD was an early promoter of the “all-electric life”

60 years ago, OPPD employees did their best to modernize customer households with all-electric appliances, touting convenience.

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75th Anniversary

OPPD line crews through the years

Just as the faces of OPPD line crews have changed, so have their equipment and vehicles. These photos show line crews from the 1920s and 50s. Present-day line crews, pictured below, are on the front lines of customer service for OPPD and are often the “face” of the district in the community. Their jobs are

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