Every year one day is set aside in Nebraska to honor and recognize electric utility lineworkers. Utility lineworkers are a unique group of individuals that support our power grid, and do so in all weather conditions, and at all hours of the day and night.
Monday is Nebraska Lineworkers Appreciation Day. Cuming County Public Power District Communications Manager Nicki White says it’s not just a 9-5 job for them.
It is common for residents and businesses to see crews from Cuming County Public Power District arrive on the scene of an outage, whether the outage is because of equipment malfunction, a downed power line, restoring power following a traffic accident or after a storm, no matter what time of day.
White says their lineworkers will be recognized at a breakfast.
Next Sunday the 18th is National Lineworkers Appreciation Day.
White says there are many CCPPD employees to recognize.
CCPPD says that too often, people take electricity for granted and don’t think about what it takes to keep power flowing, and often give it little thought until the power goes out. Nor do they realize the danger of the job and work that goes on behind the scenes to get power back on days with sub-zero temperatures or on sweltering hot days in the middle of summer.