Madison, WI – July 9, 2020 – Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed July 10 th as Lineworker Appreciation Day in Wisconsin to coincide with National Lineworker Appreciation Day.
While it may take a weather-related power outage to remind people of their dependence on electricity and the importance of lineworkers, each and every day lineworkers are building, strengthening and maintaining Wisconsin’s electrical infrastructure to keep the Badger State’s electric grid reliable and safe.
Fair Rates for Wisconsin’s Dairyland (FRWD) joins utilities and trade unions across Wisconsin and the nation to honor the highly-trained men and women who work in dangerous and difficult conditions to ensure that energy is delivered where and when it is needed.
“Whether restoring power during the Arctic cold of winter or the hot and humid aftermath of severe thunderstorms in summer, Wisconsin’s lineworkers are among our first responders,” stated Kathi Kilgore, Executive Director of FRWD. “Every year on July 10 th , we salute these heroes who risk their lives day and night to keep electricity flowing to our homes and businesses.”
The lineworker profession requires exceptional skill, knowledge, passion and dedication. Electric utilities work closely with organized labor to offer training, continuing education, and apprenticeship opportunities.