Linemen Honored for International Electrification Efforts

In the spirit of cooperation, friendship and concern for community, Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives have sponsored five international electrification projects in the countries of Bolivia and Guatemala, bringing first-time access to electricity to seven remote villages. 

Nearly 40 Oklahoma cooperative volunteer linemen who have spent at least three weeks in these missions were honored by the Oklahoma Legislature with citations signed by Governor Kevin Stitt and lawmakers. Among those linemen honored were Alfalfa Electric employees RICHARD JACKSON and BRYAN KIMMINAU and retired AEC employee TIM JENLINK.


  • Nearly 40 cooperative linemen were honored by the Oklahoma Legislature at the Oklahoma State Capitol with a citation signed by Governor Kevin Stitt and lawmakers. 
  • The event marked the completion of five international electrification projects — sponsored by Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives — that took place in Central America and South America. 
  • Nearly 700 first-time connections to electricity have been made possible through these projects driven by Oklahomans.