Electric cooperatives across North Carolina and the nation will recognize the many contributions of our lineworkers by celebrating Lineworker Appreciation Day on April 12. Join us in thanking the hard workers whose diligent efforts and skilled expertise keep the lights on for co-op members.
“Our lineworkers undergo extensive training and follow numerous protocols to ensure safety as they work to maintain our lines and restore power, often in very treacherous conditions,” said Jake Joplin, CEO and General Manager of CCEC. “The current pandemic has added another layer of precaution to an already demanding job, but our lineworkers have risen to the challenge and demonstrated an exceptional level of skill, dedication and expertise.”
In addition to serving their own communities, lineworkers are also called on to provide aid across the state and nation following major storms and other times of need. Most recently, CCEC crews provided assistance to co-ops in the western part of the state impacted by snow and ice from a winter storm.
This commitment to “cooperation among cooperatives” is one of the core principles that demonstrates the true strength and character of the cooperative network.
“Our lineworkers are heroes in every sense of the word,” Joplin said. “They literally bring us through our darkest hours, and we count on them to power our lives day in and day out.”