The electric utility industry employs a large workforce of power line and substation employees who work on our nation’s transmission and distribution system every day to ensure safe and reliable electric service to customers.

Line workers are responsible for the construction, maintenance and repair of transmission and distribution lines, while substation electricians construct, inspect and maintain equipment in substations.

Whether they are testing substation performance, constructing distribution lines for a new residential development, or repairing damaged power lines after a storm, line workers and substation employees enjoy fast-paced and rewarding careers. The Power Systems Institute trains the next generation of employees in line and substation work.

Last Modified: September 5, 2014