A THANK YOU FOR KEEPING AMERICA MOVING FORWARD
An elite few perform some of our country’s most dangerous, physically demanding and important jobs. Truly a rare breed, our linemen make a living on the electrical lines that power our nation. Every day, under the most extreme conditions imaginable, they keep our lights on and economy running. While you might not always see their hard work, you benefit from it 24/7/365. So give them a call, send a text or make a post on social media and #ThankALineman.
There are 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and 5.5 million miles of local distribution lines across the U.S. connecting homes and businesses to the electrical power they rely on. Linemen oversee this vast and vital network. The demands of their job have no limits with regard to hours or weather conditions. Because of this, and due to the dangerous and highly specialized nature of their work, exemplary teamwork and reliance on one another's safety training and expertise is essential to every mission they undertake.
• Utility line work is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs.
• In 2014, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 10,932 kilowatt-hours (kWh), an average of 911 kWh per month.
• In 2015, the United States generated about 4 trillion kWh of electricity.
• According to the Consumer Electronics Association, Americans own about 24 electronic products per household, most of which require electricity or charging.