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.
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.
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.
Hoosier Energy has interconnect points with other utilities on the grid. As power is transmitted – either being purchased or sold from one utility to another – equipment known as tie lines are used to provide an economical path for the energy to be supplied to the load.