April 1, 2024

The Unsung Heroes: Honoring Linemen On April 18


Every time you flip a switch, power surges through your home, illuminating rooms and powering appliances. But have you ever stopped to consider the silent heroes behind the miraculous flow of electricity?

On April 18, Lineman Appreciation Day, we take a moment to recognize the invaluable role electric lineworkers play in keeping our technology-driven lives running smoothly.

The Backbone Of Modern Life

PVREA’s linemen are highly skilled individuals responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing the power lines that crisscross our vast service territory.

Our linemen and the whole PVREA employee team work hard to ensure the safe and steady delivery of electricity across the grid to our homes and businesses here in Northern Colorado.

The work of a lineman is not for the faint of heart. They work long hours, scale heights that would make most people dizzy, and face the inherent dangers of working around high voltage electricity.

When nearly all of us hunker down during a big storm like the one we experienced a few weeks ago, PVREA linemen venture into the heart of the chaos. Leaving loved ones behind, they brave extreme weather conditions to face fierce winds, blistering cold, and blinding rain.

Despite their personal sacrifices, linemen answer the call to duty. They understand the urgency of their work and labor tirelessly to return service when interrupted.

However, the impact of linemen extend far beyond simply keeping the lights on.

Energy-dependent technology is deeply ingrained in our daily lives. You may be at home right now, streaming a movie on your smart TV, ordering takeout with a few clicks on your phone’s app, video chatting family members, or using a wearable health monitor to track biometrics — all these activities and more require the consistent flow of electricity.

Linemen are the invisible force behind the essentials we depend on, ensuring the uninterrupted flow of energy that fuels our constant connection, comfort, and quality of life.

Celebrating Lineman Appreciation Day

Lineman Appreciation Day is a dedicated opportunity to acknowledge the critical role these unsung heroes play in keeping our technology reliant lives humming.

On Thursday, April 18, let’s shine a light on these behind-the-scenes heroes and express our sincere appreciation for their hard work, skill, courage, and the sacrifices they make for our communities.

If you would like to meet some of these exceptional linemen, take a bucket truck ride, or watch our large safety demo, I invite you to come to our Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 6. Meeting details and information can be found on our Annual Meeting page.

We hope to see you there as we celebrate 85 years of serving you and the PVREA difference.