Navajo Tribal Utility Authority®

Light Up Navajo! means Bright Lights for more Navajo Families


An innovating and pioneering partnership is well underway on the Navajo Nation.

It’s called Light Up Navajo! – and it’s about to positively change the lives

of hundreds of Navajo families.


Imagine life without electricity. Without television, without

computers, tablets or cell phones. Picture life where refrigerators

and don’t exist because there is no electric power. For approximately

15,000 families on the Navajo Nation this is reality.


Even today, within their lifetime, a Navajo family may not experience

or enjoy the full benefits that electricity offers. Therefore – the work

to connect electricity to families living in rural areas is great but

funding is limited. To connect all homes is a daunting goal to meeting

this goal requires solutions. Light Up Navajo! is one such solution.

Partnerships for People


NTUA is partnering with the American Public Power Association to bring electricity to homes and families without power. Twenty-five public power utilities from communities and cities throughout the United States have signed up for #LightUpNavajo. The electric utility crews will travel to the Navajo Nation to build powerlines and connect homes to the electric grid – homes that have been without electricity for year. The project begins in early April and ends in mid-May. We know these partnerships will improve the standard of life for Navajo families who will be connected to the electric grid for the very first time. The hope is that LIGHT UP NAVAJO will serve as a successful model for continued efforts to turn on the lights for all Navajo homes that hope to connect to the grid. Furthermore, the American Public Power Association has provided grant funding for the study, education and meetings related to the Light Up Navajo! Initiative.

How you can help

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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.




#LightUpNavajo Teams:


Rochelle Municipal Utilities - Illinois

Grand River Dam Authority - Oklahoma

Littleton, Massachusetts

Heber City, Utah

Piqua Power Systems – Ohio

Farmington Electric – New Mexico

Boylston – Ohio

Painesville – Ohio

City of Wadsworth, Massachusetts

Sterling, Massachusetts

Lawrenceburg, Illinois

Salt River Project – Arizona

Sacramento Municipal Utility District – California

GEUS – Texas

Conway Corporation – Arkansas

Murray City, Utah

City of St. George – Utah

Santa Clara, Utah

Washington City Power – Utah

Lehi, Utah

Public Service Company of New Mexico