Over the decades, our team has focused on establishing and strengthening rural utilities. These utilities energize agriculture, power small businesses and workshops, provide light for schools, facilitate vaccination storage and enable street lights for improved community security at night. We focus on practical solutions that have lifelong impacts and we train our counterparts to operate and maintain power systems they own.
These efforts require practical approaches, long-term capital, and investment in communities – all core values of NRECA International. We use a combination of conventional and advanced technologies to achieve efficiencies and sustainability, focusing always on community needs and selecting the technology choice that best serves the beneficiaries.
The direct link between electrification and poverty reduction is undeniable, and we continue our tradition as an implementer, role model and guide for governmental and private efforts to bring electrification to those in the world who need it and wish to convene efforts to overcome energy and economic poverty.
A strong foundation is critical. Click here for an overview of four countries we’ve recently offered technical support to reach universal access.
Learn more about other countries we’ve provided strategic electrification program and project support over the last 50 years.
The Ethiopia Distribution Systems Strengthening Project
NRECA International is helping the Ethiopian Electric Utility modernize its planning processes and engineering systems to triple its connected consumers to almost 7 million by 2020.
A Power Map for Uganda
To further accelerate and expand electricity access in all of Uganda’s electric service territories, NRECA International is currently helping the country’s Rural Electrification Agency develop an off-grid electrification strategy for Uganda.
The Smart Grid Alliance for the Americas Project
NRECA International implemented the Smart Grid Alliance for the Americas (SGAA) project – an innovative partnership that shared experience and technical assistance in smart grid technology applications to cooperative, municipal and other small electric distribution utilities in Latin America.