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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

Tag: T&D

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Causes of ‘circuit trips’

A number of things can cause an outage: stormy weather, animals interfering with equipment, tree limbs in power lines or equipment failure.

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Air-flow spoilers

The equipment added to power lines stops them from falling victim to "galloping" during icy winter weather.

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Vehicles can cause outages, too

Distracted driving, or other causes can lead to accidents impacting electrical equipment – and leaving customers in the dark.

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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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An OPPD first: Energized transmission work

Crews recently performed the work in an area of OPPD’s service territory prone to galloping lines in winter weather.

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OPPD’s Energy Control Center

Learn more about the facility where quick decisions help restore power to customers.

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