International

International, Legislative Conference

Ark. Lineman Saluted in U.S. Senate

Published: May 12th, 2014

North Arkansas Electric Cooperative lineman Paul Garrison wasn’t looking for any fancy words of praise for helping bring electricity to villagers in Guatemala, but he got some, on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Garrison was... Read more

International, Legislation, Top Story

House Passes Electrify Africa Act

Published: May 9th, 2014

A bill that would help bring electricity to some of the poorest places on earth has cleared the House—despite some eleventh-hour opposition from both sides of the political spectrum. The Electrify Africa Act of 2014 was... Read more

International

Haitian President Tours NRECA Project

Published: April 17th, 2014

Haitian President Michel Martelly and U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White have learned first-hand about the success of an NRECA International Programs electrification project in providing reliable, affordable electricity to local towns. NRECA Country Director Myk... Read more

International

USAID Honors Lineman Safety Program

Published: April 3rd, 2014

Until very recently in Pakistan, it wasn’t unusual for more than 100 experienced electric utility linemen to die on the job each year with equal numbers severely injured. But with help from NRECA International and USAID... Read more

Annual Meeting 2014, International, The Issues

Co-ops Urged to Help Philippines

Published: March 5th, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Michael J. Guidry called it “the saddest part” of his trip to the post-typhoon Philippines and he got choked up remembering. It was a mass grave at a church. Seven people with the same... Read more

International

Haitians Form New Electric Co-op

Published: February 28th, 2014

An electric cooperative, established with assistance from NRECA International Ltd., is open for business in Haiti. In February, 372 members of the Coopérative Electrique de l'Arrondissement des Coteaux (CEAC) attended the inaugural meeting in Coteaux in... Read more

International

NRECA Aids Typhoon Recovery

Published: February 19th, 2014

“I never saw anything like the total devastation I’ve seen here,” Michael J. Guidry said of the post-typhoon situation in the Philippines. And that speaks volumes, considering that when he was general manager of South Louisiana... Read more