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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Tag: reliability

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Video: The difference between types of power lines

Transmission lines and distribution power lines have unique jobs within the electric system. Watch this video to learn more.

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An OPPD first: Energized transmission work

Crews recently performed the work in an area of OPPD’s service territory prone to galloping lines in winter weather.

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Bird’s-eye view of OPPD’s transmission system

The yearly inspections utilize a helicopter and experienced line technicians to look for possible trouble spots in the lines that feed the system.

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Infographic: Dispatching ‘trouble calls’

There are many steps involved between the time when an outage is reported and power is restored. This infographic tells you more.

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Tree maintenance: Whose responsibility is it?

Should the homeowner or the utility trim trees? When it comes to encroaching on power lines, it depends on the tree's location.

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Taking to the sky for reliability

OPPD recently completed a series of drone inspections of the utility's substation system to identify potential problem areas before they impact energy delivery.

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