Tennessee’s electric lineworkers provide a critical service to their communities. To recognize their contributions to the state, earlier this year the Tennessee General Assembly approved a license plate design to honor Tennessee’s electric lineworkers.
In order for the state to put the plates into production, there must be a preorder of 1,000 plates. Preorders can be placed for the specialty plate today by visiting poweringtennessee.org. There is a $35 fee in addition to your regular registration fees each year when you renew your tags.
Funds raised through specialty plate sales will benefit the Tennessee Lineworker Lifeline Fund, a nonprofit foundation created to assist lineworkers and their families in the event of a serious injury or fatality while on the job.
Currently, there are 3,500 lineworkers statewide who are working to power Tennessee. Each day, the lineworkers get out of bed, put on their boots and serve their communities. Their hard work makes electricity possible for Fayetteville and Lincoln County.
The Powering Tennessee specialty license plate and the Tennessee Lineworker Lifeline Fund is supported by Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association, Tennessee Valley Public Power Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Powering Tennessee license plates are a great way to highlight one of Tennessee’s most important professions while helping others in a time of need.