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Video: Do you know the difference between types of power lines?

Transmission lines and distribution power lines have unique jobs within the electric system. Watch this video to learn more.

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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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Bucket trucks keep OPPD lineworkers on the move

Bucket trucks are versatile vehicles, giving OPPD's line technicians the ability to tackle a variety of jobs in a variety of conditions each day.

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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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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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Who’s responsible for cleaning up tree debris after storms?

When storms cause outages, OPPD’s tree trimming crews focus on freeing power lines from tree limbs to help restore power. So whose job is it to clean up tree limbs once that work is done?

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