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Landscaping near padmount transformers

The plants you choose for your landscaping around this equipment should still allow OPPD crews to access the unit in the event of an outage or repair.

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Balloons can cause problems with power lines

Foil, or mylar, balloons can cause power outages and damage equipment if they come into contact with energized lines. Take these steps when disposing of them.

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Infographic: Dress smart for frigid weather

If you have to go outside when wind chills turn dangerous, make sure you dress as warmly as possible with multiple layers.

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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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Video: 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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Series: Energy storage tech options grow with changing grid

New technology may make energy storage options more cost-effective and accessible for utilities.

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