The Power Behind Your Power: PSREC Line Crews

lineworkers working on power polesLineworker Appreciation Day is April 18. During the month of April, if you see a lineworker, please pause to say thank you to the power behind your power. Let them know you appreciate the hard work they do to keep the lights on, regardless of the conditions.

Lineworkers never know what each day on the job has in store for them. Fire, snow, wind, and more can create unexpected outages.

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative’s (PSREC’s) service territory spans nearly 1,700 square miles. Crews maintain more than 1,300 miles of line. Responding to a call may take five minutes or it may take more than an hour due to conditions. If PSREC crews cannot reach the affected area by truck, they may go by foot or even snowcat in harder-to-reach, remote areas.

When a storm hits, lineworkers set aside their personal priorities—Mother Nature doesn’t work around holidays, vacations, and birthdays.

A service-oriented mentality is one of the many admirable characteristics of an electric lineworker. We often take for granted that when we flick a light switch, the lights will come on.

Thank our lineman and the lineworkers across the U.S. who keep the lights on. They work 24/7 in our communities, ready to respond to emergencies at a moment’s notice. We appreciate their efforts, as well as their families who patiently wait at home for their return.

Lineworkers serve on the frontlines of our nation’s energy needs. On April 18, Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, along with other electric cooperatives across the country, will honor the brave men and women who work hard to keep the lights on.

PSREC invites all co-op members to take a moment and thank a lineworker for the important work they do. On April 18, you can use #ThankALineworker on social media to show your support for the brave men and women who power our lives.