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What you need to know about portable home generators

You may be tempted to purchase a generator in the event of a power outage. Remember these tips to operate it safely.

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Video: Getting galloping lines under control

OPPD installs air flow spoilers in some spots that can be prone to galloping lines during winter storms.

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A look inside OPPD’s Energy Control Center

Learn more about the facility where quick decisions help restore power to customers.

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Why can birds safely sit on power lines?

Whether a bird is safe sitting on a power line comes down to how they are perched there.

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What’s a ground fault circuit interrupter?

These are common sights in your home, and they perform an important function by preventing shock from electricity.

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Infographic: Overhead vs. underground power lines

OPPD considers several factors when determining whether to install power lines above ground or below. Both options have advantages and disadvantages.

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