U.S. Senate To Celebrate Electric Utility Linemen PR Newswire Apr. 17 Line crews from Georgia Power, electric membership cooperatives, municipal systems, Electric Cities of Georgia, WHO: MEAG Power and other utilities will gather Thursday as elected officials celebrate the work and dedication of electric utility linemen from across the state. The U.S. Senate recently passed Senate Resolution 95 for the designation of National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18, 2013. U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson introduced the resolution WHAT: to recognize linemen, the profession of lineman, and the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety and ensure a reliable supply of electricity for homes and businesses. WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 1-3 p.m. WHERE: Griffin Kiwanis Building 1025 S. Hill Street Griffin, Ga. 30224 The profession of linemen is steeped in personal, family and WHY: professional tradition. They are often first responders during storms and other catastrophic events, working to make the scene safe for other public safety workers. Linemen often work in treacherous conditions far from their families to construct and maintain the energy infrastructure, working with thousands of volts of electricity high atop poles and power lines 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It's fitting that National Lineman Appreciation Day comes on the heels of the work these linemen accomplished during major weather events including Superstorm Sandy, ice storms, hurricanes and devastating tornadoes which hit Georgia and the east coast in recent months. PHOTO/ VIDEO: Photos and interviews with linemen and a number of elected officials. CONTACT: Carol Boatright Georgia Power CABOATRI@southernco.com Elaine Koster MEAG Power ekoster@MEAGPOWER.ORG Suzanne Powell Electric Cities of Georgia email@example.com Terri Statham Georgia Electric Membership Corp. firstname.lastname@example.org Electric Cities of Georgia provides economic and strategic services to community-owned utility systems that sell public power. As an advocate of local communities' infrastructural and economic success, ECG partners with municipalities and ABOUT: industry experts to find cost-effective solutions that benefit the city, the community and utility customers. Recognizing that a community-owned utility infuses the local economy, ECG exists to provide resources to ensure structural reliability and economic success. The Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power) is a public generation and transmission organization providing power to 49 Georgia communities with annual electric sales of $753 million and 10.7 million megawatt-hours of delivered energy in 2011. Georgia EMC is the statewide trade association representing the state's 42 EMCs, Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp. Collectively, Georgia's customer-owned EMCs provide electricity and related services to more than four million people, half of Georgia's population, across 73 percent of the state's land area. Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility with rates well below the national average. Georgia Power serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. /PRNewswire -- April 17, 2013/ SOURCE Georgia EMC Website: http://www.georgiaemc.com
U.S. Senate To Celebrate Electric Utility Linemen
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