Productive Use of Electricity Programs
Since its inception, NRECA International’s team of rural electrification experts have focused program resources to go beyond infrastructure development. It is critical to also help those who receive electricity access with the means and knowledge to generate income. By developing and implementing productive use of electricity (PUE) programs, the team supports local enterprises like grain mills, dairy farmers and coffee growers. This is done by facilitating loans and advising farmers to mechanize their mills to increase yield and generate more income, and also give electric service providers tools they need to support their communities. This can be crucial to create a foundation for a strong economy, build an inclusive community of enterprises, promote and strengthen the roles of women, which in turn can unlock the full potential economic growth in communities.