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UPPCO has approximately 4,354 miles of distribution line miles spanning 4,460 square miles of primarily rural, and in many cases, heavily-forested areas in 10 of the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties that serve more than 52,000 customers, or 12 customers per square mile.

All images are copyrighted © by Upper Peninsula Power Company. UPPCO would like to thank UPPCO employees and retirees and friends for providing historical photographs.

  • Line Electrician
  • Osprey Nest
  • Path-to-Ground Training
  • Line Truck
  • U.P. Snowstorm
  • Transformer
  • Line Crew
  • Russ Berg
  • Shantel Lorenz
  • Houghton County Electric Light Company Truck
  • Iron Range Light and Power Crews
  • Copper District Power Company Ontonagon Office
Line Electrician

Safety

With power poles located in areas where bucket trucks can’t reach, UPPCO line electricians still need to master the skill of climbing wooden poles. A fall restraint system eliminates potentially serious injuries that can occur if a line electrician falls.

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Osprey Nest

Environmental Stewardship

UPPCO line electricians waited until young osprey had left their nest for the season and then removed the nest from a hard-to-reach pole. This gave the osprey time to grow and become independent, and avoided potential power interruptions in the future.

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Path-to-Ground Training

Community Involvement

Line electrician Cory Hoffman from UPPCO sends an unmistakable safety message during Path-to-Ground Training at Camp 911 in Houghton, Michigan.

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Line Truck

Company Resources

An UPPCO line truck.

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U.P. Snowstorm

Safety

UPPCO employees work during a U.P. snowstorm.

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Transformer

Company Resources

An UPPCO employee works on a transformer that is part of the company’s vast electric distribution system.

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Line Crew

Company Employees

An UPPCO line crew busy working on one of UPPCO’s electric distribution lines.

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Russ Berg

Company Employee

UPPCO employee Russ Berg.

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Shantel Lorenz

Company Employee

UPPCO employee Shantel Lorenz.

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Houghton County Electric Light Company Truck

Company Resources

A truck of Houghton County Electric Light Company.

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Iron Range Light and Power Crews

Company Resources

Iron Range Light and Power crews, Berkshire Location near Gastra school, circa 1930.

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Copper District Power Company Ontonagon Office

Company Resources

Copper District Power Company Ontonagon office.

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