1. Working By the Light of the Moon
Jason Crouch of White River Valley Electric Cooperative in Branson, Missouri, submitted this photo, which shows him working by moonlight. He is a member of IBEW Local 753 in Springfield, Missouri.
2. Doing Storm Duty
Erica Miller/Gazette Photographer
Tyler Hurd submitted this photo, which shows a pole replacement during storm duty in Clifton Park, New York.
3. Restoring Power in Puerto Rico
Following Hurricane Maria, Christopher Gonzales, a field manager for PPL, took a team of linemen to Caguas, Puerto Rico, in March 2018. He took this photo of two of his linemen on a pole just as the black cloud from a daily storm rolled in. The two linemen on the pole are Joel Stuck on top and Andrew Kiss on the bottom.
4. Learning to Climb
Students get used to climbing wood poles at the Linemen Institute of the North East, a pre-apprentice lineman trade school in Saugerties, New York.
5. Grid Hardening
Hydro One crews are shown working on a grid modernization project.
6. Lineman Silhouette
An aspiring lineman practices skills in the training yard of the Line Institute of the North East in upstate New York.
7. Team of Two
Across North America, utilities are modernizing their electrical systems. For example, a Hydro One crew is pictured working together on a hardening project.
8. Bad Tree Night
In Spring City Utah, linemen work into the night.
9. Transformer Teamwork
Students for the Linemen Institute of the North East work as a team during their training program.
10. Braving Winter Weather
In the line trade, linemen must work in all weather conditions to keep the lights on. This photo shows one of the pre-apprentices for the Line Institute of the Northeast braving the snowy conditions to check on a transformer in Saugerties, New York.