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04/17/2020 Contact: 850-413-6482

Florida PSC Recognizes National Lineman Appreciation Day


TALLAHASSEE — Tomorrow, April 18, is National Lineman Appreciation Day. As residents nationwide are spending more time at home, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) recognizes and honors the country’s dedicated lineworkers for ensuring our lives stay powered for daily distance schooling and teleworking activities.

“Now more than ever, these brave dedicated men and women are essential to keeping some form of normalcy in our lives. We honor them for keeping the lights on as we live, work, and play at home,” said PSC Chairman Gary Clark.  “Always on the front lines, linemen are truly keeping America running during this unprecedented pandemic.” 

Lineworkers are responsible for constructing, operating, and maintaining equipment and power lines in utilities’ service territories.  Often faced with working in extreme circumstances, lineworkers are trained to work efficiently and learn the latest technologies to keep the nation’s electricity flowing and quickly restore power after a storm.

When you see a lineworker, remember to give a “thumbs up” or a “wave” as a hearty thank you for their important work.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

Follow the PSC on Twitter, @floridapsc.