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Why high-voltage power lines ‘hum’ in some weather conditions

The presence of moisture in the air – via fog, rain or humidity – causes a discharge of energy called the corona effect.

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Handling effects of heat on the electric system

When temperatures rise, OPPD takes extra precautions to ensure reliable electricity for customers when they need it most.

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Role of natural gas in OPPD’s generation mix

Learn how capacity and usage work within OPPD's generation portfolio, and the role of natural gas in how they meet those needs.

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Solar panels

In order to generate electricity, the science of solar power is all about sandwiching layers of semi-conducting material to create an electric field.

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Kite safety near power lines

Remember these kite safety tips to ensure a safe outing, and avoid disrupting power by interfering with electrical equipment.

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Advanced or ‘smart’ power strips

Power strips have advanced to the point that they can detect electricity usage and cut off “vampire power” to devices.

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