Video: The difference between power lines

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Power lines are power lines, right? Not exactly. So what is the difference between power lines?

Some power lines move electricity at high voltages while others move electricity at lower voltages. These lower voltages power everything inside your home.

OPPD’s electric system includes transmission lines (high voltages) and distribution lines (lower voltages) – both of which serve customers. Each type of line has its own characteristics and jobs.

Meet OPPD engineer Matt Peterson in the above video. He’ll explain the difference between the two and their importance in the electric grid.

Justin Gallegos

About Justin Gallegos

Justin Gallegos, an Omaha South High School graduate, is pursuing his education in the fine arts at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is part of the Legacy I3 program at OPPD. Justin works in Corporate Marketing and Communications at the utility. When Justin isn't working, he enjoys spending his free time outdoors, running, creating art, and most importantly, being with his family.

Laura King-Homan

About Laura King-Homan

Laura King-Homan is the managing editor of The Wire and a communications specialist at the Omaha Public Power District. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, including the Omaha World-Herald.

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