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Lineworker appreciation

Celebrating our PEC crew in blue

April 18 is National Lineman Appreciation Day, a special time to pay tribute to the unsung heroes who help keep the lights on. Called out during the day and in the middle of the night, over 240 PEC lineworkers keep our communities going. Through thunderstorms, icy conditions, and on the hottest of days, they brave the elements to provide you safe and reliable power. This month, we take a closer look at what it means to be a lineworker, as we celebrate and thank our PEC crew in blue.

The profession of lineworker is steeped in history and tradition. It is the responsibility of our lineworkers to build, maintain, and repair the distribution system our members rely on to power their lives. It’s an often dangerous and selfless job for those who have to be willing to leave their families at any time, day or night, to serve their community.

That’s why this month, we’re making an extra effort to recognize the hard work of these brave men and women. Check out the stories below, and we think you’ll be inspired to thank a lineworker today.

Journey to journeyworker: Reaching for the highest level as a lineworker
Weathering the storm: Behind the scenes with PEC’s lineworkers
Then and now: Time changes the job of a lineworker