Every year, utilities across the country celebrate National Lineman Appreciation Day in April to express gratitude for lineworkers and field representatives. Alabama Power recognizes the hard work and dedication of these employees to the company and the communities they serve.
National Lineman Appreciation Day, observed annually on April 18, was established by Congress in 2013 to “recognize linemen, the profession of linemen, and contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety.” The bill acknowledged that linemen are often first responders during storms and other catastrophic events; their work continues 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure reliable electricity; and they often work under challenging conditions, at times away from their families, to construct and maintain the country’s energy infrastructure.
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“I’m proud of the craft, knowledge and skill our linemen provide every day,” said Senior Vice President of Power Delivery Scott Moore. “I think it is incredibly important that we take a day to just say, ‘Thank you,’ and show our appreciation for the great work these skilled craftsmen display day in and day out.”
IBEW System Council U-19 Business Manager Casey Shelton said, “Keeping the lights on for customers requires hard work and great team collaboration. It is an honor to recognize the tireless efforts of our linemen, field personnel and support teams as we work hard to power our state.”
Lineworkers across the country are often called upon to help other utilities in areas that have been affected by major storms. In 2021, Alabama Power sent crews to Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and New York for mutual assistance work.
Alabama Power lineworkers have received dozens of heartfelt messages thanking them for their support and hard work during mutual assistance work from states around the nation.