Navajo Tribal Utility Authority®
Light Up Navajo! means Bright Lights for more Navajo Families
Imagine life without electricity. Without television, without computers,
tablets or cell phones. Picture life where refrigerators don’t exist because
there is no electric power. For approximately 15,000 families on the
Navajo Nation this is reality.
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) is working to reduce the number
of homes without electricity. In 2019 NTUA partnered with the American
Public Power Association (APPA) to connect Navajo homes to the electric
grid, creating an innovative, pioneering project called LIGHT UP NAVAJO. It
was a pilot project and electricity was extended to 233 regional families.
From April to May 2019 – 28 Public Power communities throughout the
United States dispatched their electric line teams to help build power lines
to Navajo homes. There were 138 volunteers who traveled to Navajo Nation
– for the six week pilot project and dramatically changed the lives of
The success of the pilot project is the foundation upon Light Up Navajo II will move forward to 2020.
Interested in Light Up Navajo 2020?
Earlier this year, volunteer electric crews from throughout the United States traveled to the Navajo Nation to help connect homes to the electric grid. Within 7 weeks, 233 families received electric services for the very first time. We would like to repeat the same success – therefore – we are reaching out to families who do not have electricity.
We invite you to stop by any of our District Offices to submit a residential service line application. If you have a home-site lease, bring it with you. If you already submitted an electric service application, stop by and check on the status.
If you have family, relatives, friends, or community members who do not have electricity - encourage them to stop by any NTUA District Office and ask about Light Up Navajo. Our goal is to make Light Up Navajo II as successful as the Light Up Navajo Pilot Project.
If you are interested in Light Up Navajo II – click here and we will follow-up with an email
Pilot Project Teams:
Arizona Public Service
Salt River Project
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
DEMEC – Town of Smyrna
DEMEC – City of Milford
Rochelle Municipal Utilities
City of Scottsburg
Lawrenceburg Municipal Utilities
Littleton Electric Light & Water Department
Paxton Municipal Light Department
Sterling Municipal Light Department
West Boylston Municipal Light Plant
Farmington Electric Utility System
Public Service of New Mexico
City of Wadsworth
Painesville Electric Department
Piqua Power System
Grand River Dam Authority
Greenville Electric Utility Sytem
City of Santa Clara
City of St George
Heber Light & Power
Lehi City Power
Murray City Power
Washington City Power
How you can help
We have set up a tax deductible donation process for this worthwhile project. The donations will be used to purchase electric connection materials and supplies, including offsetting the hotel accommodation costs for visiting utility crews. Click the links to the donations pages, including a GO-FUND-ME page. We thank you for your consideration.
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority • P.O. Box 170, Fort Defiance, AZ 86504 • Phone: (928) 729-5721 • 1-800-528-5011 Copyright © 2019 NTUA