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Tag: reliability

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Video: Aerial inspections ensure system reliability

The biannual effort looks for needed repairs across the OPPD territory and identifies clearance issues on transmission lines.

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Infographic: Doing a big job in a small space

Crews can replace power poles in your back yard using a mini digger derrick. Unlike a 24-foot line truck, this compact machinery fits through a 36-inch gate.

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Attachment keeps power flowing – and squirrels going

OPPD uses 'squirrel guard' mechanisms in areas that are susceptible to animals interfering with electrical equipment - and possibly causing outages.

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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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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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Growth spurs additions to OPPD’s system

OPPD doesn’t always add circuits, but growth in the metro area has meant more additions over the last five years.

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