Turbine Cowboys Debut on Weather Channel Series

Series will explore the lives of American workers impacted by extreme weather

The Weather Channel Cos. will be airing "Braving the Elements," a new docudrama anthology series revealing the work, subculture, and characters of professions that take place outdoors and are impacted by weather, seasons, and extreme locations. The anthology includes "Turbine Cowboys," which features the men and women who are pushed to the limit both physically and emotionally as they brave extreme heights and every conceivable weather condition to work on wind turbines.

"Working in extreme weather conditions requires a certain personality, and all of these miniseries feature a fascinating group of individuals who find their work thrilling, terrifying, and rewarding all at the same time," said Bob Walker, executive VP and general manager of networks and content, The Weather Channel. "As ‘Braving the Elements' explores the daily conditions in which these courageous men and women work, viewers will no doubt gain a profound respect for their contributions to society and our everyday lives."

"Turbine Cowboys" premieres April 17 on The Weather Channel. Click here for more information. For more information on wind turbine operations and maintenance, read EC&M's November cover story, "Wind Service".
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