Governor Phil Scott Honors Electrical Lineworkers From Vermont Utilities

April 20, 2017

Montpelier, VT – Governor Phil Scott today honored electrical lineworkers from Vermont’s electric utilities. The Governor hosted a recognition event in his State House ceremonial office during which he praised Vermont’s lineworkers for their hard work and dedication and presented a proclamation he signed on Tuesday in recognition of National Electric Utility Lineworker Appreciation Day.

“Vermont’s lineworkers serve with courage, talent, and determination every day to ensure safe and reliable electric service to communities throughout our great state,” said Gov. Scott. “The dedicated services of these men and women – performed both night and day, through holidays and storms – power our homes and businesses throughout Vermont to keep our economy moving. I offer a heartfelt thank you to all of Vermont’s lineworkers. We appreciate you. Please stay safe out in the field.”

The United States is home to 115,000 lineworkers, who ensure that nine million miles of wire and 170 million poles are working safely and reliably to serve more than 155 million electric customers. Vermont’s lineworkers played an integral role in the relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

Lineworkers and leadership team members from the following utilities participated in the event and also offered praise for Vermont’s lineworkers:

“The level of dedication, competence, and cooperation that VEC lineworkers exhibit is truly impressive,” said Christine Hallquist, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Electric Cooperative. “They are committed to their community and strive every day to provide outstanding service. If you have power, make sure to thank a lineworker!”