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DEMEC to Hold Ribbon Cutting Event for New Lineworker Training Yard

The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation on October 3 will host a ribbon cutting event celebrating the groundbreaking for its Joint Lineworker Training Yard.

The training yard will be the only one of its kind in Delaware, with phases planned for safety training related to climbing, transformers, substations, bucket trucks, meters, and more, DEMEC noted.

“This workforce development opportunity is available to DEMEC’s member utilities across the state to provide local, certified training for apprentice and journeyman lineworkers, bringing significant cost savings,” it said.

Invitees include:

  • Delaware Governor John Carney 
  • U.S. Senator Tom Carper (Delaware)
  • U.S. Senator Chris Coons (Delaware)
  • Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester (Delaware) 
  • State legislators 
  • Local officials 
  • DEMEC Board of Directors 
  • TVPPA Representatives 
  • Industry Stakeholders 

Public Power Current reported on the training yard in 2021.

DEMEC is a joint action agency that represents eight power-producing Delaware towns and cities that serve 99,200 people. Members include Clayton, Dover, Lewes, Middletown, Newark, New Castle, Seaford and Smyrna.

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