Program brings electricity to 20 Navajo households

By Ron Dungan
Published: Monday, April 11, 2022 - 5:55pm
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A program to bring electricity to Navajo families added 20 households to the northern Arizona grid over the weekend.

A number of homes on the Navajo Nation lack electricity, which means they must heat their homes with wood or coal.

Flashlights or kerosene lamps light up homes at night and coolers serve as refrigeration.

So power companies from around the country, including Salt River Project, got together for Light Up Navajo.

The program turned on the lights for 230 homes a few years ago, then stopped when the pandemic hit.

The utilities hope to connect 300 homes over the next couple of months.

Native American Affairs Utilities