Lexington, Neb. – Dawson Public Power District joins other electric utilities and residents across Nebraska in recognizing Monday, April 9, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.
This day of recognition allows citizens to take a moment to honor the men and women who work each day to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity in our communities.
“All too often, we take for granted the quality of life that electricity provides all of us,” said Dawson PPD General Manager Gwen Kautz. “Dawson PPD’s lineworkers work hard every day to bring us this comfort we’ve all come to expect, typically at the cost of time spent away from loved ones during major power outages.”
Nebraska’s electricity is generated by power plants connected to a complex electrical grid consisting of more than 6,000 miles of transmission and 100,000 miles of subtransmission and distribution lines that deliver energy to homes, businesses, hospitals, farms and schools throughout the state. Nebraska’s lineworkers maintain and repair this vast electric infrastructure, at times during inclement weather such as blizzards, thunderstorms, floods or other hazards.
To participate in honoring lineworkers and their families, please use the hashtag #ThankALineman in social media. If you see a lineworker, take a moment to thank them for all they do to keep the lights on, ensuring and enhancing the quality of life for all Nebraskans.
Dawson Public Power District is a Nebraska rural electric utility system that serves south central Nebraska along the Platte River Valley. Organized in 1937, Dawson PPD provides service to more than 23,000 electric meters and maintains over 5,800 miles of power lines. The district’s 5,000 square miles territory includes all of the rural areas in Dawson and Buffalo Counties, approximately two-thirds of Gosper County, a third of Lincoln County and parts of Custer, Sherman and Frontier Counties. Dawson PPD also serves several villages including Hershey, Maxwell, Brady, Farnam, Eustis, Elwood, Eddyville, Smithfield, Overton, Sumner, Miller, Riverdale, Amherst, Odessa and Pleasanton. To learn more, visit www.DawsonPower.com.