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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.
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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.
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.
Line electrician Cory Hoffman from UPPCO sends an unmistakable safety message during Path-to-Ground Training at Camp 911 in Houghton, Michigan.
An UPPCO line truck.
UPPCO employees work during a U.P. snowstorm.
An UPPCO employee works on a transformer that is part of the company’s vast electric distribution system.
An UPPCO line crew busy working on one of UPPCO’s electric distribution lines.
UPPCO employee Russ Berg.
UPPCO employee Shantel Lorenz.
A truck of Houghton County Electric Light Company.
Iron Range Light and Power crews, Berkshire Location near Gastra school, circa 1930.
Copper District Power Company Ontonagon office.