Checking line relays
Operator Trainee Les Rice checks the integrity of line relays inside a control center at Thurmond Dam July 6. Rice sends a carrier current signal down the line and waits for a response from the receiving protective relay. Rice is a 4th-year trainee of the Savannah District's Operator Training Program. The program is part of a federal pathways initiative that shuffles trainees through a comprehensive plant management program at the district's three dams.