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Infographic: Anatomy of a power pole

March 15, 2022 | Jason Kuiper | how does that work, T&D
power pole in silhouette against a sunset.

OPPD has a lot of power lines. How many? 15,567 miles worth of power lines. Or enough to stretch from Omaha around the earth and back at our higher latitude.

These transmission and distribution lines take power from the power stations to homes and businesses across the OPPD’s 5,000-square mile service area. So what supports those power lines? Well, if they are above-ground it is power poles.

This infographic explains what a power pole is and the hardware included in a pole.



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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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