NRECA International

For more than 50 years, NRECA International has developed and implemented electrification programs across the globe.

Building Bangladesh With the American Electric Co-op Model

Forty years ago, NRECA International helped the government of Bangladesh launch a rural electrification plan that eventually led to the creation of 80 electric co-ops. In 1980 13,000 people had access to power. Today, that number is over 100 million.


NRECA International

NRECA International has brought electricity to more than 160 million people in 45 developing countries. We design and implement successful, sustainable, scalable rural electrification programs that improve education, healthcare, safety and economic opportunity. Learn more

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Our work is supported by charitable donations of time, money and materials from more than 300 American electric cooperatives as well as private organizations and individuals. We thank the hundreds of electric co-op directors, linemen, engineers, managers and other employees who have volunteered to bring first-time access to electricity, and train staff at local utilities be sustainable in their own communities. We need your support to continue this important work. Get Involved

Recent Articles

Coming Soon: An Electric Co-op in Maji, Ethiopia

The first steps of forming a new electric cooperative have begun. This time, in Southwestern Ethiopia, in a town called Maji, a community of

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Dan Waddle, Senior Vice President, NRECA International

Dan Waddle shares his vision on the future of global rural electrification, and why it continues to be important to America's electric co-op

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A Lineworker’s Story

Kelly Snow from United Power in Colorado, shares his perspective on why the opportunity to volunteer means the world to him.

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