In a rural, mountainous area known as Topaz Ranch Estates in Wellington, NV, a line crew from NV Energy was tasked with upgrading a transformer on the 204 line out of Anaconda substation in Yerington, about 30 miles northeast. “We’re taking down a CSP [completely self-protected] transformer, which used to be internally fused, and we’re… [Read More]
The IBEW Local 1245 members who work at NV Energy’s Fort Churchill Generating Station in Yerington, NV know what it means to work safe – and now they hold the national record to prove it. In August, the team at Fort Churchill surpassed two million work-hours without a single lost-time accident, which is the longest… [Read More]
On July 20, RTA (Real Time Analytics) Engineers and Network Engineers at NV Energy voted to become part of Local 1245. Of the many reasons they chose to organize, the most significant was a desire to clarify their job duties and descriptions with the company. The self-determination election was held at their work site in… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 retiree Chip Chadwick has always had a strong desire to help sick and injured veterans. As a military vet himself, Chadwick is deeply connected to his brothers and sisters at the Veterans Affairs (V.A.) hospital. Ever since he retired, Chadwick has been searching for a special way to give back to the servicemen and women… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 members employed at Frontier Communications in Elko, NV have unanimously ratified a new agreement, 3-0. The three-year agreement includes annual wages increases of 1.75% in the first year, 2% in the second year, and 1.5% in the third year. Members now have the ability to cash out some paid time off (PTO), and there… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 members at the City of Fernley have overwhelmingly ratified a new one-year agreement, by a vote of 13-1. The agreement, which has been accepted by the City Council, includes a 2% General Wage Increase (active on anniversary date), and increase in callout compensation from 1.5x to 2x, and an increase in sick leave… [Read More]
In what has now become an annual tradition, the IBEW 1245 Reno/Sparks Retirees Club once again collected fans to donate to low-income seniors who cannot afford air conditioning. The weather in Washoe County often exceeds 100 degrees in the summer months, and heat illness can be a serious condition among seniors. This year, the Retirees… [Read More]
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.