Join LES to celebrate lineworkers April 12

LINCOLN — Lincoln Electric System invites the community to join other electric utilities and residents across Nebraska in recognizing April 12 as Lineworker Appreciation Day.

This day of recognition allows citizens to take a moment to honor the men and women who work each day to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity in our communities. When the power goes out, they go to work.

“Lineworkers are on the front line of safe, reliable energy delivery. It takes thousands of dedicated people to maintain Nebraska’s electrical grid, and it is important to recognize the essential work they do every day,” said Kevin Wailes, LES CEO. “Lineworker Appreciation Day is a chance to say thank you to the people going out into the storm to get the lights back on.”

Nebraska’s electricity is generated by power plants connected to a complex electrical grid consisting of more than 6,000 miles of transmission and 100,000 miles of sub-transmission and distribution lines, delivering energy to homes, businesses, hospitals, churches and schools throughout the state. Nebraska’s lineworkers do the vital work of maintaining and repairing this vast electric infrastructure. They do their work on blue-sky days and during inclement weather such as blizzards, thunderstorms, floods or other hazards.

Use the hashtag #ThankALineworker on social media to help honor lineworkers and their families April 12. A thank-you goes a long way, so if you see a lineworker, take a moment to wave and thank them for all they do to keep the lights on, ensuring and enhancing the quality of life for all Nebraskans.