Each year, Albemarle EMC joins other electric cooperatives across our state and nation to celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day. Held annually on the second Monday in April, this day recognizes lineworkers’ critical role in providing our members with the power they depend on every day.
The important responsibilities of lineworkers have become all the more challenging over the past year as they have implemented additional safety procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Our lineworkers undergo extensive training and follow numerous protocols to ensure safety as they work to maintain our lines and restore power, often in very treacherous conditions," Albemarle EMC General Manager Gary Ray said.
In addition to serving their own communities, lineworkers are also called on to provide aid across the state and nation following major storms and other times of need. This commitment to "cooperation among cooperatives" is one of the core principles that demonstrates the true strength and character of the cooperative network.
Please use the hashtag #ThankALineworker on April 12 and throughout the year to pay tribute to our lineworkers’ many outstanding efforts!