NEW MEXICO (January 10, 2022) – LADWP electric line crews helped connect about 80 families of the Navajo Nation to the electric grid–many for the first time in their lives–while participating in a mutual aid training exercise with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) in rural and rugged parts of New Mexico.
More than 40 LADWP electrical distribution mechanics, supervisors and helpers were deployed to travel to Navajo Nation land near Four Corners, New Mexico from November 12 through December 22, 2021 to participate in the training program. The crews gained valuable experience working in challenging conditions, including in adverse weather and isolated locations for 10-hour days to finish the projects. The biggest job was an extensive community powerline project in Chilchinbeto, Arizona that was 10 miles long, required installing 150 power poles, and powered up 20 homes. (LEARN MORE)