National Lineworker Appreciation Day

DEC Lineman at Work

Lineworkers serve on the frontlines of our nation’s energy needs. On April 13, 2020, Delaware Electric Cooperative, along with other electric cooperatives across the country, will honor the brave men and women who work hard to keep the lights on. Line crews work around the clock, sometimes in difficult and dangerous conditions, to keep power flowing to our local communities.

Whether they’re restoring power after a major storm or maintaining critical infrastructure to our electric system, lineworkers are at the heart of our co-op. When a storm hits, they set aside their personal priorities because Mother Nature doesn’t work around holidays, vacations and birthdays. A service-oriented mentality is one of the many admirable characteristics of an electric lineworker.

DEC is proud to honor the 50 lineworkers that maintain more than 7,000 miles of power lines in our service territory. To honor them, we invite all co-op members to take a moment and thank a lineworker for the important work they do.

Throughout April, you can use #ThankALineworker on social media to show your support for the brave men and women who power our lives!