Manager’s Message – April 2023

Lineworker Appreciation

Annie Terracciano headshot

April 18 marks National Lineworker Appreciation Day across the U.S.

Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) will honor the dedicated men and women who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. We proudly recognize and want to thank all line foremen, journeyman linemen, apprentice linemen, groundmen, staking technicians, warehousemen and operations dispatchers for the services they perform around the clock and in dangerous conditions—whenever duty calls—to keep the power flowing and protect the public’s safety.

Our NLI linemen are the first responders on the scene to handle power outages and other electric distribution system issues on high-voltage lines. Conditions can be dangerous, but they are always ready and willing to do their best to ensure reliable electric service is provided for the NLI members.

NLI’s linemen maintain more than 2,800 miles of power lines serving almost 23,000
accounts in Northern Idaho, Western Montana and a small piece of Eastern Washington. Although beautiful, this terrain is rugged and remote. Our crews are standing by to serve NLI’s members around the clock to keep your power on and, if there is an outage, restore it as soon as possible.

Lineworkers have always taken pride in their work and continue to strive to be first
rate in their trade. They are heroes to the community in times of outages and remain
dedicated to maintaining the legacy of the pioneering lineworkers before them.

Thank you, NLI journeyman linemen and all other NLI field personnel, for all your
hard work and a job well done. Thank a lineworker today for keeping the lights on.


Annie Terracciano
General Manager