The Power Behind Your Power

There are nearly 120,000 electric utility lineworkers working at utilities across the nation. On April 18, Lassen Municipal Utility District joins these utilities to celebrate the men and women who keep the power flowing to the communities they serve.

The 113th U.S. Congress passed a bill in 2013 designating April 18 as National Lineworker Appreciation Day. Since then, it has become a tradition for Lassen Municipal Utility District (LMUD) to celebrate the hardworking team that keeps the lights on.

Here are a few statistics about LMUD’s lineworkers:

  • Currently, LMUD has nine journeymen lineworkers.
  • Our longest serving lineworker is line crew foreman Sean Norvell, who joined the district in July 1999.
  • LMUD has two line crews and two line crew foremen, Adam Hull and Sean Norvell.
  • We have one troubleman, Corey Kindle. Corey is also a journeyman lineworker.
  • Our crews work on both transmission and distribution lines. They are all rubber-glove and hot-stick certified, meaning they can work high-voltage lines up to 60 kilovolts.
  • LMUD lineworkers log hundreds of hours a year in safety training. Safety is their No. 1 priority.
  • Each lineworker has completed rigorous and intense training to become a journeyman. On average, a lineworker will spend four years—the equivalent of 7,000 hours—to achieve journeyman status.

Our lineworkers not only work day and night to keep the power flowing to our community, you can find them lending a helping hand in a variety of ways. From hanging Blue Star banners to setting the scoreboard for Lassen High School, their commitment to those they serve shines.

Please join us as we #ThankALineman throughout the week of April 18. Look for special posts on our Facebook page. Leave a comment tagged with #ThankALineman and we will share your comments with our line crews. n