Spotlight on the Line Department

Lineworkers serve on the front lines of our nation’s energy needs. On April 12, 2021, Cloverland Electric Cooperative will honor all five-line divisions and 36 linemen who work in challenging and often dangerous weather conditions to keep the lights on in communities across our five-county service territory. We are proud to recognize all electric utility line workers for the services they perform around the clock in difficult conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety.

“Line crews are the first responders of Cloverland Electric Cooperative, and they’re always ready to get the job done, at any hour, in all weather conditions,” said Cloverland Electric’s President and CEO, Mike Heise. “Whether they’re restoring power after a major storm or maintaining critical infrastructure to our electric system, our linemen are at the heart of everything we do.”

With line divisions in Dafter, DeTour, St. Ignace, Manistique and Newberry, Cloverland Electric Cooperative is proud to honor its line crews who maintain 4,000 miles of rural power lines in our service territory. Cloverland’s linemen have gone above and beyond their normal call of duty through the challenges of 2020 to ensure the cooperative’s 33,500 members across the Eastern Upper Peninsula (E.U.P.) have access to safe, reliable and affordable electricity. From the major ice storm that started the year to November storms plus the necessary precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cloverland’s linemen are an essential part of critical infrastructure to keep our communities powered up.

“Cloverland crews are more prepared than ever to meet challenges with safety as part of our mission,” says Cloverland’s Director of Operations, Paul Warner. “We are fortunate to have linemen who know how to navigate the challenges of our E.U.P. territory very well.”

Cloverland invites all co-op members to take a moment and thank a line worker for the work they do. They enjoy reading the feedback from members. On April 12, comment on the cooperative’s Facebook post or use #ThankALineworker on social media to show your support for those who light our lives!