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OPPD has strong showing at KC lineman rodeo

Apprentice line tech Ted Gyhra took home two first-place finishes at the highly competitive event.

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Project to reinforce structures damaged by historic floods

Floodwaters this spring have changed river channels and the stability needs of transmission structures along the Platte River.

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In pictures: OPPD apprentice line technicians

Ten line techs recently completed a hands-on exercise as part of their apprentice program. The end result? A new three-phase line.

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How Does That Work?

Tree maintenance: Whose responsibility is it?

Should the homeowner or the utility trim trees? When it comes to encroaching on power lines, it depends on the tree's location.

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Infrequent repair requires quick refresher for line technicians

Replacing spacer cable on lines happens very rarely, and a recent continuing education session ensures the knowledge is passed on to new line technicians.

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OPPD lineworkers bring home hardware from statewide rodeo

Journeymen and apprentices competed in the 2019 Nebraska Lineworker Rodeo at the Nebraska State Fair on Aug. 24.

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