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Lineman Appreciation Day 2022: Video Conversations with Utility Linemen Across the Country

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Hopefully you already know that April 18 was National Lineman Appreciation Day, an important celebration that Energy Central along with Quanta Services is stretching to a weeklong opportunity to recognize and thank the linemen across the utility sector that keep our nation's grid humming! 

Along with the various other content and celebration going live all week long on Energy Central, we wanted to ask a handful of linemen directly what they loved about their job and what they wanted utility professionals everywhere to know. We were fortunate enough to hear from a myriad of linemen in response:

  • Arizona Public Services's Chris Babineau and Corey Lundberg
  • Duquesne Light Co.'s Noah M.
  • Kissimmee Utility Authority's Jamie Boswell
  • City of Tallahassee Electric Utility's Wayne Young, Chase Callahan, Tremaine Jones, Thomas Steverson.

I hope you will take a couple of minutes to get to know some of these frontline workers in the electric power sector by watching the below video. And, let them know in the comments your thoughts: not only is this the week to #ThankALineman, but it's also a great one to ask them questions, provide your experience with linemen at your organization, and more, so don't hesitate to jump in!

 

And a special thanks to our Partner Quanta Services for supporting this initiative!

Quanta Services is the leading specialty contractor with the largest skilled labor force in North America – providing fully integrated infrastructure solutions for the utility, pipeline, energy and communications industries.

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Matt Chester on Apr 19, 2022

Want to take a second to #ThankALineman? Do so in the comments here!

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Audra Drazga on Apr 19, 2022

Thanks for sharing this great video with the community - I loved hearing the stories from our Lineman working out in the field.  - A huge thanks to the men and women who help keep the lights on!  We appreciate all that you do. 

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PJ Davis on Apr 19, 2022

Fantastic interviews. Thanks for pulling together! Great job line-people! 

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