The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Tag: power outages

General

President approves disaster declaration for July storms

OPPD is eligible for federal reimbursement for damage from the hurricane-force winds that caused the utility's largest outage.

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General

There are some new dates in our biggest storms list

This infographic looks at the 10 biggest storms OPPD has faced based on power outages. The most destructive ones may surprise you.

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How Does That Work?

OPPD doing in-depth analysis of burying power lines

When strong storms strike, customers often wonder why OPPD doesn’t bury all its power lines. A team is doing an extensive analysis of the issue.

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How Does That Work?

Restoring a customer’s power

Power restoration to individual customers involves tree trimming, safety and time-intensive work.

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Working for You

When a storm strikes, ‘we’re ready’

Preparing for severe weather is an everyday occurrence at OPPD. Watch this video to learn about the behind-the-scenes work.

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How Does That Work?

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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