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.
“Gee, it sure would be great to camouflage that green metal box in my yard,” you think to yourself while planning your
The damage from the emerald ash borer can go beyond trees. Now is the time to treat ash trees before they are impacted.