We’re hearing a lot about ‘heroes’ these days. Doctors, nurses, 1st responders, those working in grocery stores; people out there putting their lives on the line so that the rest of us can stay home and stay safe while having our needs met. There’s another group of heroes out there working “behind the scenes,” that we think deserve appreciation as well!
Imagine a hospital, your home, or a grocery store without power. Without the ability to operate vital medical devices (like ventilators). Without heat or air conditioning. Without running water. Without gas. Utility workers are the ones making sure that does not become our reality. Without their dedication, these resources would not be available. “Each time we turn on a water tap or flip a light switch, we automatically expect it to work” (The Claremore Daily Progress). What if it didn’t? What if you couldn’t turn on your TV for the latest COVID news? What if you couldn’t turn on your computer to check your emails or join your conference call?
Across the US, utilities are isolating healthy, essential employees and stockpiling necessities to prepare for these workers to live at the plants. Austria is a few steps ahead already; a team of 53 Wien Energie workers already quarantined themselves (throughout multiple plants) for close to a month to ensure the power stayed on and everyone stayed healthy (The New York Times).
Utility workers all over the globe are going above and beyond their normal responsibilities. Whether you work in the plants, in the office, from home, or in the field, we are proud to support you while you so selflessly support all of us!
Your Friends at EnerTech