Weather and Energy News

Drone technology now aiding OPPD in inspections

Implementing the equipment to conduct aerial transmission line inspections will improve safety and bolster reliability for OPPD.

rural outages

Restoration crews face added challenges in rural areas

Rural crews must cover much more ground in treacherous conditions. But the job also has its perks.

Traffic light outages are joint effort between OPPD, city

Who and how the lights are repaired depends on the circumstances. But in any situation, drivers should treat an intersection with a traffic light outage as a four-way stop.

What’s the worst that could happen?

Thunderstorms, flooding, fire. Those things were all factors in a recent storm drill that put OPPD personnel to the test.

5 steps to restoring your power

When the lights go out, OPPD crews work hard to reconnect downed power lines. But homeowners are required to hire private electricians to repair any damage to your home. Here’s how to sort it all out.

Scraping ice from a windshield

Prepare for winter driving with this checklist

Include these items in your car’s emergency kit as you head out on the roads this winter. With this kit in your vehicle, you’ll be prepared for winter’s driving surprises.

Remember these electrical safety tips in winter months

When a winter storm causes power outages, our crews head out into the harsh elements. While they aim to restore power as quickly as possible, their top priority is working safely.

biggest storms

Ranking the biggest storms based on power outages [Infographic]

These storms packed a punch. Take a look at the 10 worst storms OPPD has seen to date, in terms of power outages. Which storms do you think made the list?

County Affected Customers

Douglas
1
Sarpy
0
Washington
0
Saunders
0
Cass
0
Dodge
0
Nemaha
0
Johnson
0
Richardson
0
Otoe
0
Colfax
0
Pawnee
0
Burt
0
Pottawattamie
0

Total 1

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