Weather and Energy News

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Plant the right tree in the right location for energy efficiency

When thinking about planting trees to better your home’s energy efficiency, there are some guidelines to follow.

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Retired OPPD line workers sharing expertise with next generation

A trio of OPPD retirees are helping educate today and tomorrow’s line workers at Metro Community College.

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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.

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Updated: OPPD answered Florida’s call

Two 15-person teams of OPPD employees, plus 42 contracted tree trimmers, answered Florida’s call for help after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to millions. Photos show some of the damage they saw, and how they helped restore power to thousands.

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Making a splash at the arboretum

A community partner is helping OPPD keep one of the arboretum’s most popular features afloat.

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Put that rainy day to use. Install a rain barrel. [Video]

All that rainwater flowing through your downspouts can be put to work by installing a rainwater collection barrel. The barrel is easy to install, economical and environmentally friendly. Here’s how.

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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.

County Affected Customers

Douglas
2262
Sarpy
22
Washington
0
Saunders
0
Cass
1
Dodge
22
Nemaha
1
Johnson
5
Richardson
1
Otoe
0
Colfax
0
Pawnee
6
Burt
0
Pottawattamie
0

Total 2320

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