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LES to celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day

LINCOLN — Join Lincoln Electric System, other electric utilities and residents across Nebraska in recognizing April 8, 2019, as National Lineworker Appreciation Day.

This day of recognition allows citizens to take a moment to honor the men and women who work every day to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity in our communities. 

“During the worst weather, while most of us are seeking shelter, Nebraska’s lineworkers are heading out into the storm to restore power when we need it most,” said LES Chief Executive Officer Kevin Wailes. “With the extraordinary damage recent flooding has wrought across the state, our lineworkers continue to put their lives at risk to ensure electricity is available for all Nebraskans in their time of need.” 

Nebraska’s electricity is generated by power plants connected to a complex electrical grid consisting of approximately 6,000 miles of transmission and 100,000 miles of sub-transmission and distribution lines that deliver energy to homes, businesses, hospitals, churches and schools throughout the state. Nebraska’s lineworkers maintain this vast electric infrastructure, even during inclement weather such as blizzards, thunderstorms and floods.

“It’s a pleasure to express our gratitude to these dedicated men and women this Lineworker Appreciation Day,” Wailes said. To participate in honoring lineworkers and their families, you can say thanks on social media using the hashtag #ThankALineman. Also, if you see a lineworker, take a moment to let them know you appreciate what they do to keep the lights on, ensuring and enhancing the quality of life for all Nebraskans.