Lineman Appreciation Day

Ripley Power and Light, along with utilities across the country, honored line workers during National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18.

From the power plant and the electric grids above and below ground to the meters on homes, line workers build and maintain the system that keeps the lights on. Regardless of the source, electricity has to be transported with transformers and other equipment.

When weather destroys what linemen have built, they are called upon to build it back again as quickly as possible. They work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to remaining areas.

Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions each day.

Whether they are in trenches, near water or on high towers, the risks are extreme.

“National Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to those who work so hard for us every day,” said Ripley Power and Light President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Allmand. “It’s an honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation and dedication of electrical line workers.”

National Lineman Appreciation Day was first recognized via U.S. Senate resolution in 2013.