Safety Tips

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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?


Prepare for power outages in 10 easy steps

We’ve seen our share of severe weather lately, and we will see more. In the calm before the storm, take some time to make sure you’re prepared for the possibility of power outages.

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Protect your trees

The emerald ash borer is threatening Nebraska’s ash trees. Nebraska’s community tree canopy has already taken a big hit, learn how to keep your trees safe.

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Take care when landscaping around padmount transformers

Don’t be to quick to camouflage that green metal box in your back yard. It’s an important part of your electric service, and crews must be able to access it for repairs and to restore power. Read where and what you should plant in these areas.