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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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Graphic: Get to know 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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What causes ‘circuit trips’?

A number of things can cause an outage, including stormy weather, animals interfering with equipment, tree limbs in power lines and equipment trouble.

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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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