PGE Line Crews in Action

PGE line crews work year-round setting up and maintaining the power lines that keep electricity flowing to our customers’ homes and businesses. When severe weather events cause power outages, they are first on the scene to restore power. In this gallery, you’ll find photos and videos of PGE line crews preparing their gear, setting up power poles and conducting maintenance and repair operations.

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PGE crews conduct maintenance and repair operations on distribution lines in Portland, Ore. (video courtesy of PGE).

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PGE line crews conduct maintenance and repair operations on distribution lines in Sherwood, Ore. (video courtesy of PGE).

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PGE crews conduct maintenance and repair operations on a power substation in Portland, Ore. (video courtesy of PGE).

PGE line crews in action

A PGE line crew changes out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore.

cars stopped as PGE line crews change out a power pole
power pole coming down
back to back trucks with PGE line crews inside them
view from above PGE line crews change out a power pole
four PGE line crew members in lift as they change out a power pole
PGE line crews climbing a power pole
PGE line crews in lift change out a power pole in Sherwood
two PGE line crew members in lift change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore.
Two trucks of PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore.
PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore.
PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore.
PGE line crews change out a power pole neighborhood view
A PGE lineman assists with a pole changeout job
a PGE lineman operates a digger derrick truck
PGE trucks are staged on the side of the road

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews change out a power pole in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE). 

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A PGE lineman assists with a pole changeout job in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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A PGE lineman operates a digger derrick truck during a pole changeout job in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE trucks are staged on the side of the road during a pole changeout job in Sherwood, Ore. (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE apprenticeship program

PGE Pre-Apprentices must complete a program of milestone achievements to progress into the apprenticeship program.

A PGE pre-apprentice gains confidence with their gear during a line crew training event
One PGE pre-apprentice climbs a power pole during a line crew training event
Multiple pre-apprentices with PGE climbing power poles during a line crew training event
Pre-apprentices with PGE climb power poles during a line crew training event
Pre-apprentice grabbing tools
PGE pre-apprentices inspect their gear during a line crew training event
PGE pre-apprentices near a boom truck during a line crew training event
Inside PGE’s Sherwood Training Center

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A PGE pre-apprentice gains confidence with his gear during a line crew training event at PGE’s Sherwood Training Center in Sherwood, Ore. PGE Pre-Apprentices must complete a program of milestone achievements to progress into the apprenticeship program (photo courtesy PGE).

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A PGE pre-apprentice climbs a power pole during a line crew training event at PGE’s Sherwood Training Center in Sherwood, Ore. PGE Pre-Apprentices must complete a program of milestone achievements to progress into the apprenticeship program (photo courtesy PGE).

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Pre-apprentices with PGE climb up power poles during a line crew training event at PGE’s Sherwood Training Center in Sherwood, Ore. PGE Pre-Apprentices must complete a program of milestone achievements to progress into the apprenticeship program (photo courtesy PGE).

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Pre-apprentices with PGE climb up power poles during a line crew training event at PGE’s Sherwood Training Center in Sherwood, Ore. PGE Pre-Apprentices must complete a program of milestone achievements to progress into the apprenticeship program (photo courtesy PGE).

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A PGE pre-apprentice gathers the needed materials to complete a training assessment during a line crew training event at PGE’s Sherwood Training Center in Sherwood, Ore. PGE Pre-Apprentices must complete a program of milestone achievements to progress into the apprenticeship program (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE pre-apprentices inspect their gear during a line crew training event at PGE’s Sherwood Training Center in Sherwood, Ore. PGE Pre-Apprentices must complete a program of milestone achievements to progress into the apprenticeship program (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE pre-apprentices train on boom trucks during a line crew training event at PGE’s Sherwood Training Center in Sherwood, Ore. PGE Pre-Apprentices must complete a program of milestone achievements to progress into the apprenticeship program (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE’s Sherwood Training Center has interior and exterior training areas for line crews. Utility poles, ranging from 35 to 40 feet tall, can be set inside the facility. Sherwood Training Center is equipped with classrooms, interior and exterior training scenarios as well as a computer lab catering to a different set of skills linemen need to know. (photo courtesy PGE).

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