In the harshest cold of winter or the stifling heat of summer, lineworkers battle tough conditions to ensure safe, reliable electricity service for our more than 10 million customers in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom.
Monday, July 10, is National Lineworker Appreciation Day and a great day to celebrate all of our lineworkers, electricians, helpers, troublemen, technicians, and many others who bring skill, safety and commitment to the job each day.
“Our line technicians represent our entire company on a daily basis as they work out in the communities we serve and interact with our customers,” said John Wolfe, vice president of Electric Distribution at Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities. “Whether it’s a blue sky day or a major restoration event during extreme conditions, they make the safety and reliability of our system and the comfort of our customers their top priority, and we’re grateful for their unwavering dedication.”
Like many of our employees, our lineworkers’ commitment also extends beyond their call of duty.
“These men and women take pride in what they do and the communities they call home, often going beyond just keeping the lights on by mentoring and volunteering in ways that help our regions thrive,” said Dave Bonenberger, vice president of Distribution Operations at PPL Electric Utilities.
National Lineworker Appreciation Day was introduced by congressional resolution and officially adopted in 2016 to “…honor and recognize the contributions of the countless individuals who often place themselves in harm’s way to serve their communities.” National Lineworker Appreciation Day also honors the life and work of Henry Miller, the first president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).