The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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How Does That Work?

Graphic: Learn about the different types of clouds

The appearance of those clouds in the sky can preview the weather forecast.

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Infographic: Anatomy of a power pole

Power poles support thousands of miles of electric lines, here is what makes up the poles.

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Ice has weighty effect on power lines

See how OPPD prepares for the damaging effects of ice and wind on power lines - and how wind alone can be just as dangerous.

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Causes of ‘circuit trips’

A number of things can cause an outage: stormy weather, animals interfering with equipment, tree limbs in power lines or equipment failure.

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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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Air-flow spoilers

The equipment added to power lines stops them from falling victim to "galloping" during icy winter weather.

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