Navajo Tribal Utility Authority®

 

 

LIGHT UP NAVAJO II – GETS UNDERWAY IN APRIL 2020

 

This year, beginning in April through June, NTUA will welcome 150 visiting electric

lineworkers representing 35 cities and communities representing 15 states in

North America. The goal is to connect the homes of 300 families to the electric

grid. Of the 55,000 homes located on the 27,000 square mile Navajo Nation

(roughly the size of West Virginia), approximately 15,000 do not have

electricity. This represent 70% of all U.S. households that do not have

electricity. With the help of visiting electric line crews and the support of

the cities/communities they represent – approximately 300 families will

flip the light switches in their homes for the very first time.

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. This year the Light Up Navajo crews will work to extend electricity to 300 families throughout the region. The 2019 Pilot Project set the foundation and provided NTUA with a blueprint of how to extend electricity at an accelerated pace with the help of sister utilities representing cities/communities throughout the United States. The pilot project inspired nationwide participation. We are thankful we have help from those who want to be a part of this meaningful, life-changing project called Light Up Navajo!

 

In 2019 the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority partnered with the American Public Power Association (APPA) to create an innovative, pioneering project called Light Up Navajo. The goal was to connect Navajo homes to the electric grid.  There were 138 visiting lineworkers who traveled to  Navajo Nation – for the six week pilot project. Electricity was extended to 233 regional families. Life has indeed dramatically changed for Light Up Navajo Pilot Project families who enjoying the basic modern conveniences like refrigerated food, electric heating, air conditioning, and televisions. They are making coffee or toast at home for the first time ever. As another school year begins, their children or grandchildren now study without kerosene lamps, candles, or flashlights. The success of the pilot project has paved a path for Light Up Navajo II. Click here for a list of 2019 Light Up Navajo utility participants.

 

 

Arizona

Arizona Public Service

Salt River Project

 

Arkansas

Conway Corporation

 

California

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

 

Connecticut

Norwich Public Utilities (NEPPA)

 

Delaware

Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation

Town of Seaford

Town of Smyrna

 

Indiana

Lawrenceburg Municipal Utilities

 

Kansas

Garden City Electric

Pratt Electric Utility

Winfield Electric

 

 

Utah

UAMPS -City of St. George

UAMPS -Dixie City Power

UAMPS -Ephraim

UAMPS -Lehi

UAMPS -Mt. Pleasant

UAMPS -Murray City

UAMPS-Heber Power & Light

UMPA -City of Spanish Fork

UMPA -Manti

UMPA -Nephi

UMPA -Provo Light & Power

UMPA -Salem City

 

Vermont

Burlington Electric Dept(NEPPA)

 

Total 150 –Visiting Lineworkers

2020 Light Up Navajo II Participating States & Cities/Communities

Interested in Light Up Navajo? You can still apply  -

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. If you are interested in Light Up Navajo II – click here and we will follow-up with an email

2020 Light Up Navajo II Participating States & Cities/Communities
2020 Light Up Navajo II Participating States & Cities/Communities
2020 Light Up Navajo II Participating States & Cities/Communities
2020 Light Up Navajo II Participating States & Cities/Communities
2020 Light Up Navajo II Participating States & Cities/Communities
2020 Light Up Navajo II Participating States & Cities/Communities
2020 Light Up Navajo II Participating States & Cities/Communities
2020 Light Up Navajo II Participating States & Cities/Communities
2020 Light Up Navajo II Participating States & Cities/Communities