Lineworkers serve on the frontlines of our nation’s energy needs. On April 18, Union Power, along with other electric cooperatives and utilities across the country, will honor the brave men and women who work hard to keep the lights on.
Line crews work around the clock, sometimes in difficult and dangerous conditions, to keep power flowing to our local communities. Whether they’re restoring power after a major storm or maintaining critical infrastructure to our electric system, lineworkers are at the heart of our co-op.
“North Carolina has been hit hard by hurricanes and storms in recent years, and our lineworkers have gone above and beyond to serve our members,” Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Andress said. “They work in extremely challenging conditions to provide the power we all depend on, and we’re proud to honor their skill, dedication, and expertise.”
In addition to serving their own communities, lineworkers are also called on to aid others in times of great need. This commitment to “cooperation among cooperatives” is one of the principles that sets electric cooperatives apart and demonstrates the true strength of our national cooperative network.
While Union Power appreciates the work of our lineworkers every day, April 18 is set aside each year to thank them and give them much-deserved recognition.