Linemen brave the elements to keep your power on

Linemen brave the elements to keep your power on

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By
Patrick McIntyre, CSU Energy Coordinator

Beginning in 1879 with the invention of the Edison light bulb, electric linemen have been keeping the nation energized.  The City of College Station and Congress are recognizing today as National Lineman Appreciation Day to honor the hard-working folks who protect the public safety by keeping your power on.

More than 115,000 linemen and women nationwide install and maintain nine million miles of electric grid to meet your power needs.  Electric linemen at College Station Utilities work with voltages as high as 138,000 down to standard household 120-volt power.

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Unsung heroes keep our lights on, protect safety

Unsung heroes keep our lights on, protect safety

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By Patrick C. McIntyre, CSU Energy Coordinator

Beginning with the invention of the Edison lightbulb in 1879, electric linemen have kept the nation energized. Today, more than 115,000 linemen and women install and maintain the nation’s nine million miles of electric grid to meet our power needs.

The City of College Station and the U.S. Congress are recognizing Saturday as National Lineman Appreciation Day to honor the hard-working folks who protect public safety and keep our power on. Linemen rarely get the recognition they deserve for working all hours of the day and night — often in hazardous conditions — and going above and beyond to maintain and restore our power.

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