LINCOLN — Lineworkers dedicate their lives to powering local homes and businesses. To honor their commitment, Lincoln Electric System invites area residents to join utilities and Nebraskans across the state in celebrating April 11 as Lineworker Appreciation Day.
“Setting aside a special day for lineworkers allows people a moment to honor those who put it on the line to ensure safe and reliable electric service in our communities every day,” said Paul Crist, vice president, LES Energy Delivery. “Their work is critical. No matter the time of day or weather conditions, when the lights go out, they get to work to restore the power.
“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,” Crist said. “Lineworker Appreciation Day provides a chance to thank the people going out into the storm to get the lights back on.”
More than 6,000 miles of transmission lines connect Nebraska communities to power sources, pumping energy into the 100,000 miles of subtransmission and distribution lines that serve cities, towns and villages across our 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 in inclement weather such as blizzards, thunderstorms, floods or other hazards.
Take time April 11 to #ThankALineworker through social media to honor our highly skilled line technicians and the families who support them.