Linemen Connect Navajo Families to the Grid

Nov. 9, 2019
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority partnered in 2019 with the American Public Power Association to create an electrification project called Light Up Navajo. 

By bringing first-time electricity to the Navajo Nation, line workers were able to change lives and make a difference. Over the course of six weeks, the volunteers for Light Up Navajo (LUN) connected 233 homes, dramatically changing hundreds of Navajo families’ lives.

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority partnered with the American Public Power Association to power as many homes as possible on the 27,000-sq-mile Navajo Nation. Electric line crews from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Ohio, Texas and Utah traveled to the Navajo Nation for the project. 

This photo gallery takes a look at the hard work and dedication of these volunteer linemen. For more information, read the feature story

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Photo courtesy of NTUA.
Heber City linemen team walks planned electric power line route to a hogan, a traditional Navajo dwelling, located 10 miles (16 km) off the main highway in Northern Arizona.
Overhead Distribution

Light Up the Navajo Nation

Oct. 25, 2019
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority partnered with other APPA utilities and two investor-owned utilities to connect as many Navajo homes as possible.
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Electric Utility Operations

SRP Linemen Light Up Navajo Nation

May 16, 2019
Families on Navajo Nation receive electricity for the first time.