NMTC equity was used for the construction of a substation that connects more Navajo Nation households to the recently completed Kayenta Solar Facility, a 27.3 MW solar farm. This investment resulted in 30 full-time construction jobs, 70% of which were filled by low-income people and/or people of color, and four permanent jobs, all of which were at living wage with benefits.
The substation also allows for the expansion of the Tribe’s solar farm and increases their electric grid capacity. For every household added to the grid, the quality of life, potential to succeed at school, and connection to jobs and community increases. And for every new Navajo Power household, the Tribe moves further away from coal, its previous power source and economic driver, toward a resource that is renewable and abundant.