Weather and Energy News

June 16 storm among worst to hit OPPD service territory

The storm was doubly destructive in that it also damaged high-voltage transmission structures, which deliver electricity from power plants to substations.

Photo gallery: Damage in Sarpy County requires extensive effort

The damage from reported EF1 and EF2 tornadoes in Sarpy County is extensive, but OPPD crews, with mutual aid from fellow public power districts, are working hard to restore power.

OPPD’s The Wire turns two this week

Go behind the scenes with OPPD. Learn about the people and see how complex systems work at the 70-year-old public power utility.

Photo gallery: Crews hard at work after destructive storm

Dozens of crews fanned out across the OPPD service territory following a fast-moving storm that left 76,000 customers without power at one time. Tireless work has helped OPPD reduce outage numbers considerably.

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.

After storm: OPPD restores power, customers dispose of debris

Storm cleanup responsibilities are split between OPPD and property owners. This primer tells you what you need to worry about after a storm rolls through.

Life & death decisions with downed power lines

An OPPD troubleshooter recently responded to a downed power line scene in which some witnesses unknowingly put themselves at serious risk. Would you know what to do if you came across situation?

Drone technology now aiding OPPD in inspections

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

County Affected Customers

Douglas
5
Sarpy
0
Washington
0
Saunders
0
Cass
1
Dodge
0
Nemaha
1
Johnson
0
Richardson
0
Otoe
0
Colfax
0
Pawnee
0
Burt
0
Pottawattamie
0

Total 7

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