Wonder how many of us line geeks actually have family that was in the utility business?

Turns out one of my great uncles was in charge of the coal delivery portion of NSP's Minot power plant (long since leveled) - when the plant was shut down as a result of the Clean Air Act, he transferred to NSP's Sherco plant near Becker, MN and managed the coal deliveries there until he retired in the mid-1980s and moved back to Minot with his wife.