The rural electrification programs that NRECA International has established in Latin America, Africa and Asia have provided more than 110 million people in over 42 developing countries with access to safe, reliable and affordable electricity. NRECA International has designed, constructed and operated hundreds of rural electric utilities, while building local institutional capacity to own and manage them.
NRECA International provides comprehensive training programs in all aspects of utility operations and management to ensure that local institutions can effectively and efficiently operate and administer a functioning and economically viable utility.
Through rotating volunteer co-op programs of NRECA members in conjunction with full time staff, access to electricity helps bring about better education, health care, safety, and economic opportunities for communities across the world.
NRECA International has developed and implemented rural electrification programs with generous funding support from USAID, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other bilateral and multilateral international organizations such as the World Bank, the U.K. Department for International Development, Asian Development Bank and host country government agencies.