Mara Hartmann

National Lineman Appreciation Day Observed April 18; Entergy Mississippi recognizes the hard work and dedication of its line workers


JACKSON, Mississippi– Entergy is marking a special day Monday, April 18 when it honors its thousands of frontline workers on National Linemen Appreciation Day. The designation was established by the United States Senate in 2013 in recognition of those who work tirelessly to keep the lights on in our communities.

“We have a motto at Entergy that simply says ‘We Power Life’,” said Robbin Jeter, vice president of customer service at Entergy Mississippi. “It’s one we believe in, but also one that we know we wouldn’t be able to live by if not for the highly-skilled workforce that everyday tends to the many facets of our electrical system.

“Entergy Mississippi linemen work hard to ensure Entergy customers have the power they need to run their lives, families and businesses. But even beyond serving their power needs, the work they do lifts the communities that we serve. Thank you to each and every Mississippi lineman for your commitment to excellence.”

More than 250 front line workers are part of the Entergy Mississippi family. They, along with contract line workers, construct, operate and maintain equipment and more than 20,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines that deliver electricity to our 445,000 customers.

“Without our linemen, we wouldn’t be able to deliver safe, reliable and affordable power to our homes, businesses and communities,” said Jeter.

To participate in honoring line workers and their families, use the hashtag #thankalineman in social media.

Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 445,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11.5 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

Twitter: @EntergyMS