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

233 families.


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

#LightUpNavajo 2019

Pilot Project Teams:



Arizona Public Service

Salt River Project



Conway Corporation



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


New Mexico

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