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Series: Energy storage tech options grow with changing grid

As the energy grid evolves, new technology may make energy storage options more cost-effective and accessible for utilities.

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Why can birds safely sit on power lines?

Whether a bird is safe sitting on a power line comes down to how they are perched there.

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Energy management system connects substations to electrical grid

Key teams manage the endless stream of data that flows between substations across OPPD’s service territory, ensuring the power stays on.

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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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