Elevating Reliability

NRECA designates the second Monday of each April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. Hoosier Energy pays tribute to all Power Delivery Professionals who work at the G&T and among our member cooperatives.

The life of a line specialist

Sometimes it’s dusty. Sometimes it’s muddy. It might be so hot your shirt is soaked with sweat in just minutes. It could be so cold you can’t feel your hands – and your hands are your tools. You might get a call in the dead of night to head out to fix an outage in a blizzard.It’s crucial, it’s critical, and it’s the job of a line specialist.

Distribution Lines vs Transmission Lines

Transmission and distribution power lines are a vital part of “the grid.” These lines incorporate separate voltages as power is transmitted from generating stations to member-consumers.

Getting Power Onto the Grid

Power delivery crews are vital to Hoosier Energy’s mission of producing reliable energy for its members. More than 110 employees are responsible for operating and maintaining Hoosier Energy’s section of the grid that transmits electricity across 48 counties in Central and Southern Indiana and 11 Southeastern Illinois counties.

Mobile Solution

A mobile substation is a large piece of equipment, replicating the job of a stand-alone substation, that can be transported to a designated location, set up and then used for an undetermined amount of time so that service is not interrupted while work is performed on the substation.