SCI lineworkers bring electricity to Guatemala
SCI REMC lineworkers Chad Griffin and Josh Sawyers will join a crew of 13 other Indiana electric cooperative lineworkers traveling to Guatemala in late March as part of an international initiative to bring electricity to a developing area in Guatemala.
“Project Indiana: Empowering Global Communities for a Better Tomorrow” will bring electricity to a part of the Central American country where none is available. The crew will spend March 24 – April 9 electrifying the village of San Jacinto in east central Guatemala. When completed, approximately 110 homes, a school and a clinic will have electricity for the first time. The village will receive electric power generated at a hydroelectric facility in the region.
Griffin joined SCI REMC in 2007 as a Line Foreman and Sawyers joined SCI in 2015 as a Journeyman Lineworker.
This is the Indiana electric cooperatives’ fourth trip to Guatemala. In August 2012, 28 Hoosier lineworkers from 17 of Indiana’s electric cooperatives, spent four weeks working across the mountainous terrain to bring electricity to 184 homes, a church and a school in three villages. In April 2015, 14 lineworkers battled extreme heat and the rugged land to bring electricity to 164 homes, a school and a church. And, on the last trip in 2017, 14 lineworkers endured temperature extremes to power 68 homes, a school, a church and a health clinic.