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.