U.S. Senate To Celebrate Electric Utility Linemen
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
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.
VIDEO: Photos and interviews with linemen and a number of elected
CONTACT: Carol Boatright
Electric Cities of Georgia
Georgia Electric Membership Corp.
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
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