Heroes wear hardhatsApril 17, 2020
Many things have changed as a result of COVID-19, but ComEd lineworkers’ dedication to providing safe and reliable energy to customers and communities remains constant.
In honor of National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18, we express our appreciation to the men and women who are working in the field 24/7 to keep the power flowing to homes and businesses (not to mention hospitals, police and fire stations, and other emergency services) at this critical time.
Meet a few ComEd lineworkers, and hear in their own words why they’re proud to provide an essential service:
Overhead Crew Leader, University Park - South Region
“I’ve been doing this since I was 18, and now more than ever, I carry a sense of pride that I am helping keep the power on for customers. Knowing I am keeping the lights on for people motivates me every day.”
Lead Underground Crew Leader, Elgin - West Region
“Things have changed for how we conduct our daily tasks due to COVID-19, but all my guys show up to work every day without a complaint. I have learned that my underground department consists of some strong guys that I am proud to work with.”
Overhead Crew Leader, Glenbard - North Region
“We were powering hospitals and emergency services before this happened. Whether it’s during these times or not, it’s our responsibility to keep the lights on. It means a lot that we can keep the power flowing to critical infrastructure and those working from home during this crisis.”
Overhead Lineworker, Chicago South
“Helping keep the lights on is an important job, especially now. People have lost their jobs throughout the world because of this pandemic, so I am grateful to continue to work and help keep the lights on for others.”
These are just some of the thousands of ComEd lineworkers who sacrifice to serve their communities. On Lineman Appreciation Day (and every day), consider taking a moment to thank them for their hard work and commitment – from a safe social distance, of course.