Like most structures, utility substations don’t last forever. NV Energy’s Brunswick substation is a prime example. Located just outside of Carson City, Brunswick has been serving the region for decades, but the time has come for a fresh start for the facility. “The equipment here was old and archaic,” said NV Energy Substation Electrician and… [Read More]
Local 1245 retirees showed their support for NV Energy CEO Paul Caudill as he testified against becoming the provider of last resort on Feb. 15, 2017 in Carson City. Pictured from left to right: Local 1245 retirees Ron Borst, Vickie Borst, Don Bagley, Frank Istrice, Rita Weisshaar and Chip Chadwick with NV Energy CEO Paul Caudill (center).
When a hefty snow storm took out several power lines, linemen from NV Energy bundled up and went to work. Video and photo by Samson Wilson An NV Energy crew working to remove a fallen tree in order to restore power in Incline Village.
The IBEW 1245 Winnemucca Retirees Club has changed its meeting date. The group will now meet on the first Wednesday of March, June, September and December. The time and location will remain the same (11am, Round Table Pizza, 1043 W. 4th St., Winnemucca). –Tom “T” Bird, Winnemucca Retirees Club
The IBEW 1245 members at Well Rural Electric Co. (REC) unanimously ratified a new four-year agreement by a vote of 11-0, and the agreement has been accepted by the Cooperative’s Board. The agreement includes a 3% wage increase on the first of the year during each of the four years that the contract will be in effect… [Read More]
The Reno/Sparks Retirees Club continued their tradition of giving around the holidays in 2016. By selling raffle tickets at its monthly meetings, the group raised $900 and divided the proceeds evenly between three worthy charities — the Ronald McDonald House, Reno Veterans Guest House and Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Society.
This holiday season, the Yerington IBEW Local 1245 Retirees Club purchased 10 wreaths for “Wreaths Across America,” an annual ceremony that commemorates fallen soldiers by laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 states. Yerington Retirees Club President Tom “T” Bird and his wife Sue also purchased an… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 member John Wilson organized a food drive at NV Energy to help needy families in the Reno/Sparks area. With the help of NV Energy volunteers, Wilson collected enough donations from Local 1245, NV Energy and his fellow employees to provide Christmas turkeys and dinners for over 200 families! –Pat Waite, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
Toward the end of an already tough year for Nevada’s largest utility, NV Energy Inc., yet another of its large electric customers has filed with state regulators for permission to buy its power elsewhere. Following in the footsteps of MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Wynn Resorts Ltd., which asked for and were granted… [Read More]
The competitive challenges facing our industry can seem abstract. You can’t see the threat of deregulation or feel how the grid is changing – but failing to confront those challenges puts our jobs at risk. This November was a rare exception – our Nevada members had the opportunity to vote on a policy with real… [Read More]