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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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In their sights: a life on the lines

OPPD's latest class of line technician apprentices is the largest batch the utility has ever hired, thanks to the group's high skill level.

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Line workers put their skills on display

Apprentice and journeyman line workers from OPPD compete, network at the annual International Lineman's Rodeo.

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Powerful Life

After 28 years spent working as a lineman, he’s ready for Act 2

'I’m proud to be part of a family that has three generations who’ve worked at OPPD,' says Ray Knott, a new area field supervisor. 'This is a passion, a calling.'

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How Does That Work?

Infographic: Overhead vs. underground power lines

OPPD considers several factors when determining whether to install power lines above ground or below. Both options have advantages and disadvantages.

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OPPD mutual aid crews return to Nebraska

Hurricane Ian caused catastrophic damage in Florida. Mutual aid crews from OPPD were set to work near Orlando to help restore power.

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Video: Massive engines mark a Power with Purpose milestone

The first three of nine engines have arrived at the Standing Bear Lake Station site, a major step forward with the construction of two new natural gas generation balancing plants, part of OPPD's Power with Purpose project.

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