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Video: Solving the mystery of ‘phantom’ energy

October 27, 2021 | Jason Kuiper | energy savings, tips, video
what is phantom energy

Most of us have heard about “phantom” or “vampire” energy – how leaving unused electronics plugged in eats into your energy bill.

For years, energy efficiency tips have urged people to unplug their unused cell phone chargers and televisions. But how much are you really saving by doing so? Is it still a good idea or not worth the hassle?

Check out this video with OPPD Energy Advisor Eric BenSalah to learn more.

You can find more energy efficiency tip videos and information on our Energy Efficiency page at


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About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He is a former staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald, where he covered a wide range of topics but spent the majority of his career covering crime. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has also appeared in several true crime documentary shows. In his free time he enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife and three children, and reading crime novels.

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