The group of 21 line technicians work in all kinds of weather, at all hours, to keep customers from being left in the dark.
Many utilities participate in mutual aid agreements, helping customers get their power back on when natural disasters strike.
System operations specialist is eyes and ears on the system for crews in the field, and is keen to give customers good service.
OPPD’s final recovery efforts from the devastating June 2017 storm – two damaged transmission lines – will be finished in May.
There are steps customers can to minimize outage impacts if one should occur, including how to report the outage to OPPD.
When the lights go out, so do they. Line workers leave the comforts of their homes and families to deal with blizzards, outages.
The infamous October ‘97 snowstorm may have caught many off-guard, but it didn’t get the best of this public power utility.
Lessons from ’97: Even after 20 years, communication planning ties to the snowstorm that was just too impactful to forget.
OPPD’s crews on way to help the massive restoration effort after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, leaving millions without power.
Watch incredible measures taken to restore the damage done to the power grid after tornadoes struck the area on June 16, 2017.