OPPD is leading the way by evaluating potential future development needs with its latest transmission project.
Should the homeowner or the utility trim trees? When it comes to encroaching on power lines, it depends on the tree’s location.
Quick thinking, problem-solving are key for employees in Substation Protection and Automation while troubleshooting an issue.
John Riggleman’s nearly 30 years with OPPD have taken him all around the district, as well as around the area’s race tracks.
OPPD’s utility foresters keep trees located near power lines from disrupting service to customers. Here’s how the process works.
The team determines how and when OPPD’s resources are deployed, including crews, and dispatches them accordingly.
At the time, the complicated task of managing power flow was handled using a blackboard and log books instead of computers.
OPPD – and the state’s – reputation for reliable electricity is good for customers and attractive to business.
The spread of emerald ash borer is inevitable, but homeowners can take steps now to protect their trees and nearby property.
These OPPD personnel are always on the lookout for problems and calling in larger crews when bigger repairs are needed.