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Video: Getting some help from above with new transmission lines

August 31, 2022 | Julie Wasson | OPPD at work, T&D, video
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OPPD is hard at work putting up new transmission lines in southwest Sarpy County, part of the Sarpy Southwest Transmission Project. The lines will go to Turtle Creek Station, one of two new natural gas plants being built as part of OPPD’s Power with Purpose project. The work supports both Power with Purpose goals as well as the rapid economic growth occurring in Sarpy County. Through Power with Purpose, OPPD is pursuing the addition of up to 600 megawatts (MW) of solar generation, backed up by 600 MW from modern natural gas plants. In the video below, watch as portions of the lines are strung with help from a helicopter, which increases the efficiency and safety of the project.

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Julie Wasson is the brand journalism strategist at Omaha Public Power District and the editor of The Wire. She has more than 25 years of print journalism and social media experience, including two stints at the Omaha World-Herald.

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