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Farmington Electric Utility System recognized for work on Light Up Navajo Nation initiative
Farmington, NM – The Farmington Electric Utility System received recognition at the 2019 American Public Power Association National Conference for their collaboration in the Light Up the Navajo Nation initiative. The conference took place June 7 - 12 in Austin, Texas. The FEUS helped raise the standard of life for 233 Navajo families by bringing power to their homes for the first time. Mayor Duckett and Farmington City Council also recognized FEUS during the July 23 city council meeting.
Farmington Electric Utility crews traveled to worksites to help build power lines April 13 - 27, 2019. Of the 55,000 homes located on the 27,000 square mile Navajo Nation, approximately 15,000 homes do not have electricity. These represent 75% of all U.S. households that do not have electricity. Public power utilities from across the country sent volunteer crews April 6 through May 18 to assist with the Light Up the Navajo Nation initiative.
Farmington Electric Utility System Director Hank Adair said, "The Farmington Electric Utility System is proud to have answered the call, along with 24 other public power utilities, to bring this life-changing resource to homes on the Navajo Nation.”