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Underground Cable Replacement

As OPPD infrastructure ages, we want to continue to provide OPPD customers with the most up-to-date reliable service. All across the 13-county service territory, OPPD cable replacement projects are underway to make sure the power keeps flowing. Cable replacement is necessary because of damage by a fault, or due to the age of the cable in older neighborhoods. With the help of Nielsen Construction and Central States Contractors Inc., OPPD has replaced more than 300 miles over the past 3 years and plans to replace more this year. Vannguard Utility Partners plays a role in locating underground facilities prior to the cable replacement.

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Streetlight Conversion

In partnership with local Cities, Towns and Villages, OPPD began converting existing OPPD fixtures to LED technology. This upgrade not only reduces the power consumed by street lighting by almost 50%, it also improves driver and pedestrian safety, lasts 4 times as long as the existing fixtures, and reduces maintenance costs. OPPD initiated this project in February of 2019 with a 5-year completion window. With the help of our subcontractor, Superior Lighting, 50.3% of OPPD's system has been converted.

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Tree Trimming

Tree limbs that grow too close to - or fall down on - electrical lines can cause power outages and create a safety hazard. As part of our commitment to provide safe, reliable energy, OPPD contracts with Asplundh and Wright for tree-trimming. Both of these companies' crews work year-round to maintain safe clearances between trees and power lines. The terms of our service regulations allow OPPD and its contractors to access customers' property to trim trees and maintain lines to ensure safety and reliability.

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Equipment Inspections

OPPD has contracted with utility equipment inspection contractors to ensure the ongoing commitment to safety and reliability of OPPD equipment.

Transformer Inspections: JACO Construction, Inc. and SCS Engineers perform maintenance and inspections on transformers throughout the district. These inspections are being done on approximately 12,000 OPPD transformers installed before 1990. If a transformer needs to be replaced, impacted customers will be notified through the OPPD planned outage notification process prior to work beginning.

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Surface Mounted Equipment Inspection (SMEI):
OSMOSE Utility Services, Inc. inspects and remediates underground padmount equipment to maintain safety and reliability, and prolong equipment life. This includes leveling, painting and inspecting the equipment inside and out.

Ground Line Inspection and Treatment (GLIT): OSMOSE Utility Services, Inc. performs ground line inspections and treatment (GLIT) for wooden poles. This program extends the life of the utility pole, avoids outages and identifies maintenance needs.

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