Lives on the line
April 4, 2017
Every year, we take the time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Sixty-one lineworkers maintain 12,051 miles of line in South Central Power’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark.
We depend on our entire staff to keep South Central Power running smoothly, but on April 10, 2017, we honor all lineworkers who often find themselves in dangerous and challenging situations, so our lives may be a little bit brighter and safer every day. These brave men and women repair damaged lines and maintain critical infrastructure for our communities. Without their hard work and commitment to the job, our co-op would not thrive. No matter the time––day or night, weekday or weekend––if the lights go out, so do they.
Perhaps you have seen them raising their bucket trucks in howling winds and torrential rains, or in freezing, icy or hot and humid conditions. They work around the clock near high-voltage power lines until electricity is restored to every member in our co-op community.
In addition to aiding members in our local service territory, lineworkers are always willing and eager to volunteer when a neighboring community, county or state is in need after a major outage occurs.
Our lineworkers are brave, committed and critical to our success. This year, we celebrate them by hosting our second annual Linemen Appreciation Breakfast at each of our five offices, where all proceeds are donated to the Fallen Linemen Foundation.
We hope you will join us in thanking the many lineworkers––both locally and around the world––that light our lives. Remember, your power works because they do! Use #ThankALineman on social media to show your support.