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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Tag: reliability

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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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Keeping OPPD’s power reliable

OPPD improved its reliability score repeatedly over the past few years, thanks in large part to boosting the budget for various programs, including tree management.

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Reliability driving new transmission line

The 345-kV transmission line will run from OPPD’s Cass County Station to a substation near Gretna, and is expected to be 20 to 30 miles long.

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Video: OPPD tackles a massive move

Moving an autotransformer weighing more than half a million pounds took eight hours and a heavy-haul trailer with 40 axles and more than 200 tires.

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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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