Did You Know?

For almost 60 years, programs designed by NRECA International have provided more than 160 million people in 48 countries with access to safe, affordable and reliable electricity – that’s more than the number of people co-ops have brought electricity to in the U.S.

1. NRECA International established Totota Electric Cooperative and brought power to this rural community in Liberia. Now we are helping empower Totota’s small business community, especially women. Learn how you can help!
2. Earlier this year when COVID-19 changed the way we lived, keeping the lights on remained a priority for electric cooperatives in the U.S. and around the world. Read about the challenges and priorities for the NRECA International Team.
3. Totota Electric Cooperative wasn’t the first electric cooperative established in Liberia. NRECA International has worked with several and also helped the government of Liberia strengthen its efforts to expand electricity access. Learn more here.
4. In 2019, 84 volunteer linemen from 9 states traveled to Guatemala and Bolivia to bring first-time electricity access to more than 1800 people who live in remote areas in these countries. Enjoy photos, watch videos, read stories and more!
5. Cooperation among Cooperatives: Helping make electricity last generations. Learn how American cooperative leaders helped equip Ugandan electric co-ops for success.
6. With borders closing in March because of COVID-19, how many phone calls did it take to bring a group of Ohio volunteer linemen safely home from Guatemala? Many. Learn how this group arrived home safely after a successful electrification project in a remote village.
7. It starts with power, but the NRECA International team doesn’t stop there. Over almost 60 years of implementing electrification programs worldwide, the team knows how critical it is to also teach people how to best use electricity to help generate income. Learn about how they implement productive use of electricity programs.
8. A picture is worth a thousand words, but to NRECA International volunteer JT Taylor, photos from his electrification project trip to Bolivia in 2019 didn’t tell the complete story. Learn why.
9. The impact of electricity is undeniable: NRECA International helped start the electric cooperative movement in Bangladesh in the early 1980s, and since then, the average annual income for Bangladeshi homes with electricity has increased by 250 percent.
10. Over almost 60 years, programs designed by NRECA International has provided more than 160 million people in 48 countries with access to safe, affordable and reliable electricity – that’s more than the number of people electric co-ops have brought electricity to in the U.S.