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Alaskan Linemen Brave Extreme Conditions to Work the Lines

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative’s field crews endure a special set of challenges to keep the lights on for their remote communities.

During the Alaskan winter, the linemen for Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) endure temperatures of 40 degrees below zero, see only a few hours of daylight each day, wrangle with ice-coated power lines and shovel several feet of snow. Compounding the challenge, many of the linemen work in two-person crews, or sometimes alone, in remote communities in the Alaskan bush.

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