SRP featured on ABC 15 as crews depart for Navajo Nation to provide power to Native Americans
ABC 15 covered the departure on Saturday of Salt River Project crews as they headed to the Navajo Nation.
SRP is sending two crews, comprised of 10 employees, to the Navajo Nation for a three-week volunteer effort to power homes that have never had electricity. SRP is one of 24 community-owned electric utilities from 12 states volunteering in a collaborative effort known as “Light Up Navajo.”The pilot initiative is being organized by the American Public Power Association to support electrification efforts by the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, which is the public power utility serving the Navajo Nation.
Each week, SRP will rotate its 10-man crew with a new group. A total of 26 SRP line workers will have an opportunity to participate through May 18. The project started on April 6.
The Light Up Navajo initiative plans 15 projects to bring electricity to hundreds of households in spring 2019. Public power utilities like SRP are donating manpower, equipment and/or materials to help the Navajo Nation. The public is also invited to participate in the Light Up Navajo initiative by making cash or material donations. To learn more, visit www.publicpower.org/donate-light-navajo.
SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.