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2017 Guatemala Project
Thanks to Oklahoma's electric cooperatives, the village of Chiis in the department (state) of Alta Verapaz, northwest Guatemala, is fully electrified. Learn more >>

2016 Bolivia Project
OAEC's first project was made possible through a partnership between OAEC and the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC). The project took place in northern Bolivia and brought electricity to two villages, El Torito & Dos de Junio. The local electric cooperative, Cooperativa Electrica Riberalta (CER), assisted volunteer linemen on the completion of this project. Click here to learn more.

Guatemala Project

In a cooperative effort to increase access to electricity in developing nations, the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) has partnered with NRECA International, the philanthropic arm for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), to electrify this poverty-stricken village in rural Guatemala. In October, a team of 13 co-op linemen, electricians and engineers spent three weeks building powerlines and wiring homes for first-time electricity.

Learn more about the completed project below.

News Releases
Oklahoma's Electric Cooperatives Electrify Remote Guatemalan Village



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Anna Politano

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