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The total number of AmerenCIPS customers each year is based on year-end meter counts
provided by the Utility. The customers and employees from the Alton and East St. Louis areas
are only included in 2005 and 2006, since they were part of UE prior to May 2005. The
customer counts between 2002 and 2003 are approximations due to variations in meter count
The Total Linemen In-house Employees is the sum of the employees in the following job
classifications: Electric Utility Foreman, Lineman Journeyman, Linemen Apprentice, Line
Foreman, Relay Journeyman, Relay Technician, Substation Foreman, Substation Electrician
Troublemen, Substation Electrician, and Substation Electrician Apprentice. Supervisors,
managers, and engineers are not included in the in-house employee counts.
The Total Linemen Contractor Employees is the sum of the Contract Linemen FTEs and
Contract Substation FTEs. The Contract Linemen FTEs were calculated based on contractor
invoice data provided by AmerenCIPS. For distribution and substation construction work,
contractor invoice data for 2001-2006 were provided on an annual basis, and a rough estimate
of contractor staffing levels was developed by utilizing $90/hr for 2005/2006 and dividing by
2080 hours/year. Previous years’ contractor staffing levels were developed by reducing the
$90/hour by 3% per year. The data for years 1995-2000 were not available; however, because
of union contract limitations, AmerenCIPS believes virtually no contractors were utilized during
that time. To the best of AmerenCIPS’ knowledge, missing invoice data for 2001-2006 reflects
minimal or no use of contractors.
The Total Linemen Employees is the sum of the Linemen In-house Employees and the Linemen
Contractor Employees. Using the percentage of in-house employees versus contractor
employees, the ratios of customers to employees in these two categories were calculated and
summed together to get the overall customers per employee ratios.
As depicted in the customer to linemen employee ratio trend in Figure 2, the total overall
customers per linemen ratio has been gradually increasing, thus providing fewer linemen
resources per customer. Since linemen contractor data prior to 2001 were not available, we
cannot quantify the use of contractors before that time. The data in subsequent years reflect
minimal use of contract linemen, except in 2005 and 2006. However, AmerenCIPS noted that
the increase in contractor distribution construction in 2005 and 2006 reflects the use of
contractors for major storm restoration activities, and the years prior to 2005 are more reflective
of the normal use of contractor resources. The large increase in substation contractor utilization
in 2002 was for the construction of one 345 KV substation. Contractors were used on a limited
basis at AmerenCIPS for electric distribution and substation construction work during this period
because of union contract requirements. These requirements dictated that AmerenCIPS
maintain certain minimum staffing levels for various journeyman classifications. 6
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