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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Tag: reliability

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Video: Massive engines mark a Power with Purpose milestone

The first three of nine engines have arrived at the Standing Bear Lake Station site, a major step forward with the construction of two new natural gas generation balancing plants, part of OPPD's Power with Purpose project.

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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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Keeping OPPD’s balancing stations in top shape

Planned maintenance outages in the spring and fall help keep balancing stations ready to go when they're most needed.

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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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Rural transmission line gets some TLC

A transmission line built in 1970 that runs from Fort Calhoun to South Sioux City got an extensive face lift this spring, improving reliability in the area.

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Landscaping near electrical equipment

The plants you choose for your landscaping around this equipment should still allow OPPD crews to access the unit in the event of an outage or repair.

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