Navajo Tribal Utility Authority®
CARES Act Electric
Electricity Connection to Homes
August 16 – Sept 2nd 66 families connected
Sept. 2nd – Sept. 9th 93 families connected
Sept. 9th to Sept. 17th 28 families connected
Total to date – 187 families have received electricity
NTUA District and ECD electric line crews continue to work 10 hour days, weekends and holidays to extend electricity to homes throughout the region. As a result of their efforts in week three, 28 more homes were connected to the grid.
Rights of Way Acquisition:
More families submitted applications for electric connection:
• There are 129 homes requiring Right of Way (ROW) clearance. The NN Land Department (NLD) has
released 34 projects, clearing the way for electric line crews to proceed with construction.
• There are 13 ROW projects pending. The General Land Development Department and NLD have been very
supportive of the CARES Act efforts and are working to expedite the approval of ROWs.
Electric Capacity Projects
The electric division has finished 1 more electric capacity projects for total of 15 of the 59 electric capacity projects, some of which include:
• Powerline Conversion
• Substation - Switch/Motor replacement
• Substation - Recloser Installation
• Pole replacements
NTUA’s Off-Grid Solar Program:
NTUA has received applications from 664 people for the Off-Grid residential solar program. It is an increase of 226 people. To date, NTUA teams conducted 233 Feasibility Study/Site Assessments, an increase of 83 homes. Overall 876 people expressed interest in a 3,000 Watt residential solar unit with an energy efficient refrigerator. This is an increase of 248.
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