Vermont Electrical Lineworkers Honored

Staff Writer

Montpelier, VT – Lineworkers from Vermont Electric Cooperative were in attendance at the Vermont Statehouse on April 18th for the reading of a House concurrent resolution honoring Vermont’s electric utility lineworkers. The resolution offered by Representative Sam Young and Senator Richard Westman, recognized lineworkers for their special role in the creation, maintenance, and restoration of the state’s electric power line system.
House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, joined these legislators in praising Vermont’s lineworkers for their hard work and dedication “Vermont’s lineworkers serve with courage, skill, and determination every day to ensure safe and reliable electric service to communities throughout Vermont,” said Speaker Johnson. “Their dedicated service – performed 24-7, through holidays and storms – is essential to maintaining our quality of life and to powering our economy. I offer a heartfelt thanks to all of Vermont’s lineworkers. Know you are appreciated.”
The United States is home to 115,000 lineworkers, who ensure that nine million miles of wire and 170 million poles are working safely and reliably. Vermont’s lineworkers played an integral role in the relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Tropical Windstorm Philippe in 2017.