For Immediate Release
Electric field workers recognized for providing safe and reliable service to customers
BALTIMORE (July 10, 2017) – In celebration of National Lineworker Appreciation Day, BGE honors the men and women who work tirelessly, day-in and day-out, to serve electric customers across the region. BGE celebrates electric field workers, including those who work in substations, on underground and overhead systems and in other areas of BGE's electric distribution system. They respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on weekends and holidays, and in challenging conditions to keep the lights on for customers. Similarly, in March, BGE joined with the American Gas Association, our peer Exelon gas utilities PECO and Delmarva Power, and gas companies across the nation in marking the second annual Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day.
"We are proud of the men and women working in the field, often as first responders in challenging conditions, to bring safe and reliable energy service to our customers," said Stephen J. Woerner, BGE president and chief operating officer. "We are truly appreciative and thankful for their unwavering commitment to our customers, no matter what challenges they may face."
To honor the nation's lineworkers, a resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives designating July 10, 2017, as National Lineworker Appreciation Day. BGE joins energy companies across the nation, including Exelon sister utilities Atlantic City Electric, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco, in honoring electric field workers.
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