The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Tag: power outages

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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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Vehicles can cause outages, too

Distracted driving, or other causes can lead to accidents impacting electrical equipment – and leaving customers in the dark.

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Traffic light outages are joint effort between OPPD, city

Which entity repairs the outage depends on the situation. Regardless, treat those intersections with caution.

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Video: Common power outage causes

Outages occur for a number of reasons, including when furry friends interfere with equipment.

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OPPD’s Storm & Outage Center marks 5 years

The website has changed the way OPPD communicates outages to customers and the media.

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Video: Learn about OPPD’s outage restoration process

When the power goes out, OPPD springs into action. See how all the pieces of restoration fit together to get the lights back on.

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