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?

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.

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.

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.