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Video: Training prepares crews for work below the streets

March 6, 2017 | Jodi Baker | safety, T&D, video

Electric system repairs can be complicated.

That’s particularly true for buried power lines or underground residential distribution, or URD.

OPPD line technicians perform intense URD training during their apprenticeship. This better equips them to handle issues when they arise.

See what they’re up against and how they prepare to fix problems to return service to our customers as safely and quickly as possible.

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About Jodi Baker

Jodi Baker writes stories and shoots videos for The Wire. Jodi was a television news reporter before she came to work for OPPD as a media specialist in 2013. Jodi earned her degree in broadcasting from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She's worked for news stations from her hometown of Omaha to sunny San Diego. She’s married with two bright and energetic children (a boy and a girl) and an allergy-ridden little Cairn Terrier. She and her husband enjoy catching up on some grown-up DVR time once the kiddos are asleep.

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