Metallic balloons and power lines don’t mix

Metallic balloons and power lines don’t mix

Stray Mylar balloons entangled in overhead lines in the last week caused two electric outages for hundreds of College Station residents. Such disruptions can cover a large area for two hours or more while we clear the balloons and repair damaged equipment. Outages not only inconvenience our customers, but they also jeopardize public safety and cause lost revenue for businesses. Never allow those shiny, helium-filled foil balloons to be released outside. Continue reading Metallic balloons and power lines don’t mix

Electric lineman work to keep our power flowing

Electric lineman work to keep our power flowing

More than 227,000 men and women install and maintain the nation’s nine million miles of electric grid that meet our power needs, including the 28 who serve at College Station Utilities. Saturday is National Lineman Appreciation Day (#ThankaLineman) in honor of the hard-working folks who protect public safety and energize our economy by keeping the power on. Continue reading Electric lineman work to keep our power flowing

Brave linemen dedicated to keeping your power on

Brave linemen dedicated to keeping your power on

More than 227,000 men and women install and maintain the nation’s nine million miles of electric grid that meet our power needs, including the 28 who serve at College Station Utilities. That’s why Congress and the City of College Station are recognizing Thursday as National Lineman Appreciation Day as a way to honor the hard-working folks who protect public safety and energize our economy by keeping the power on. Continue reading Brave linemen dedicated to keeping your power on