Project Ohio gears up for Phase 2 in Guatemala

Top row, from left: Dwight Miller, director of safety training and loss control, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives; Phil Crowdy, operations manager, Frontier Power; Brian Tucker, line supervisor, South Central Power; and George Carter, CEO, Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative recently visited with employees of EMRE, the local utility in Las Tortugas, Guatemala, to begin prep work for the next phase of Project Ohio.

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives has begun prep work for its next international electrification project.

Last week, a small team from Ohio visited Las Tortugas, Guatemala, and conducted the engineering and field planning for the next phase of Project Ohio.

Phase 2 of Project Ohio will involve eight linemen from EMRE, the local electric utility company, and 15 students from a local trade school to connect more than 115 homes that have never had electricity. It is likely that this trip will take place in March 2018, with a dozen or more of our Ohio linemen teaming up with linemen from statewide Arkansas Electric Cooperatives to complete this project.

Stay tuned as details unfold for this new adventure.