Summary and storyline
Power & Ice is an American reality TV series that follows the brave men who build and maintain the remote parts of the Alaskan power grid. Produced by Tricon Films & Television for the History Channel, the show premiered on August 27, 2015.
Ever wonder how power flows in such rugged places as Alaska? If you did, Power & Ice is the show to watch. History channel follows three competitive power companies as they battle freezing temperatures, avalanches and ice storms in the most unforgiving weather conditions on earth, to bring power to the people of the 49th state. Keeping the lines hot in the rough land and frigid conditions is certainly not an easy job.
The series has a lot of real-life drama, action and risk, as the viewer enters the life and work of highly skilled employees of Alaska Line Builders, Electric Power Constructors and City Electric and their competition for life-threatening but well-paid jobs found only in Alaska.
ALB races to finish their work in Tuntutuliak, while EPC ends a successful winter with their riskiest job yet. City Electric's Bam Bam tries to make a comeback after his neck injury, but receives shocking news.
With Bam Bam in the hospital, the City Electric team struggles to move on. Ben and Kenny from EPC race snow machines into the night for an emergency job.
A disastrous injury shocks the City Electric crew; ALB navigates an intricate web of live wires to push their job to completion.
All three companies battle for a single job, but only one will win the bid. Meanwhile a Kodiak Bear stalks the EPC crew and one lineman has a terrible accident.
Sparks fly between a veteran ALB lineman and a newcomer gunning to take control. City Electric's equipment is lost to an icy river, and EPC tests a new invention in Kodiak.
City Electric's Thompson Pass job has come to a sudden halt. Desperate for money, Bam Bam sends his crew to a remote tundra town where they encounter a deadly ice road. EPC`s efforts on Kodiak Island hit rock bottom.
ALB battles to get their biggest job of the season off the ground, while two of their top lineman battle each other. EPC fears bankruptcy with their Kodiak job, and CITY has an explosive plan for Thompson Pass.
Three companies battle to keep power flowing in the remote, frozen Alaskan wilderness. Extreme locations, avalanches, and the constant threat of electrocution stand in their way.