The Wire

Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Tag: T&D

General

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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General

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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Working to reduce galloping lines

OPPD is testing twisted wires called T2 conductors in rural areas where power lines are prone to galloping. The configuration of the wires helps prevent ice buildup.

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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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Powerful Life

A career on the lines

As we observe Nebraska Lineworker Appreciation Day, one longtime lineman reflects on his career with OPPD.

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