When a utility deals with the aftermath of a destructive storm, fellow utilities pitch in to help through mutual aid network.
The Minne Lusa neighborhood in North Omaha was the site of a large revitalization effort over the weekend.
The majority of electricity providers in the United States are actually public power utilities.
Each day, for the last 41 days, OPPD shared a snapshot of the kind of work their employees perform around the clock.
An OPPD line crew, an inspector and others went to extraordinary measures to keep power flowing during historic flooding.
As floodwaters rose, OPPD personnel worked hard to protect equipment and infrastructure – and provide power.
Jan Barton issues materials for line crews and handles inventory for the Syracuse Center and other rural office locations.
Public power utilities contribute a greater percentage of their operating revenue to communities than investor-owned utilities.
The majority of OPPD’s senior management team is women, something that sets the utility apart from other Omaha companies.
APPA President and CEO Sue Kelly discusses changing energy industry and issues that will impact utilities in the coming year.