In March 2020, 16 lineworkers from electric co-ops across the state volunteered for a two-week trip to a rural, mountainous village in Guatemala to bring electricity to the residents there for the first time. It was the third such trip, but this time the team had COVID-19 to contend with. The Ohio lineworkers worked quickly to get an entire week ahead of schedule. The lights came on in Tierra Blanca Sebol as the team hustled to Guatemala City, but they were too late. Guatemala’s borders were closed.
Click here to read the June 2020 edition of the Ohio’s Electric Cooperative Current newsletter.