Safety Tips

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?

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.

Vacation tips

6 tips to help you relax while on vacation

Vacations are a time to relax and have fun, but before you leave, make sure you are properly prepared for whatever may come your way. A little planning upfront will help you and your family stay safe.

Power pole covered in ice down

After a storm, stay away from fallen wires

Storms can cause a lot of disruption, from fallen trees to downed power lines. Follow these tips to report a power outage, stay safe around live wires, and clean up after the damage.