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Working the Santa Shift

You may not know it, but we have employees who work Santa’s shift each year to make sure your Christmas stays bright.


Although our cooperative offices will be closed on December 25 and 26, some employees will report for duty—or be on

Sonny Woodson directs traffic.

Nolin RECC Staking Technician Sonny Woodson has worked many storms during his 37-year career at the co-op.

call—to ensure the power flows to keep your home warm, the eggnog stays cold, the Christmas tree lights continue twinkling and your holiday meal can be cooked for the whole family.


One of our system operators will work in Nolin’s energy control center on Christmas Day. He will monitor our system to look for any problems that might affect your power. Thanks to modern technology, our dispatchers can often restore service quickly without calling in extra help. They are also prepared to dispatch our skilled technicians to make needed repairs.

These technicians are willing to step away from their own holiday celebrations to make sure you get to enjoy yours, because serving you is the reason we exist.

If ice prevents motorized switches from working, employees will travel to remote areas and open them manually. If any automated systems detect alarms or malfunctioning equipment, employees will drive out to physically check our lines and system equipment. If there is a major outage, Nolin employees will be ready to respond.

We all know storm related outages can pop up with little warning. If we do have outages during the holidays, you can count on our team to work like Santa’s elves to restore your power as quickly as possible—even on Christmas. This is no festively wrapped gift but rather our everyday commitment to you. At Nolin RECC, the best interest of our members always comes first.

Here’s hoping you won’t need us, but know that those employees working Santa’s shift will be ready to spring into action if the power goes out. From all of us at Nolin RECC, happy holidays one and all.

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