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National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) International

Base of operations (headquarters)

Headquartered in greater Washington DC area

Who we are

NRECA International is a non-profit rural development services organization that promotes rural economic development through expansion of access to commercial electric service. Since 1962, programs designed and implemented by NRECA have focused on improving and expanding rural electric infrastructure, establishing self- sustaining and well-managed rural electric utilities, and providing technical assistance and consulting services in developing economies.

What we do

  • Electric cooperative enterprise start-up and development;
  • National electrification program planning;
  • Geospatial platform development & implementation for electrification and investment planning;
  • Mini-grid & stand-alone renewable energy design and implementation;
  • Rural utility institutional design and development;
  • Distribution system and substation design and construction supervision;
  • Utility operations and maintenance
  • Utility loss reduction plans and implementation
  • Procurement and tender process support for electrification projects
  • Design & implementation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) applications for improved commercial control, data collection, and system planning;
  • Training utility management, technical and administrative personnel.

Geographic scope

Africa – Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Asia-Pacific – Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, Philippines

Americas – Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica


Bilateral Aid/Government agencies: USAID, US Government, Norwegian Government, Belgian Government

Foundations: private sector mini-grid developers and investors, Sustainable Energy for All

Multilateral Aid: World Bank, Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank

Others: NRECA’s member cooperatives, Co-Bank, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, individual donors

Year of foundation


Development Contact

Contact Name: Ms. Ingrid Hunsicker

Email: ingrid.hunsicker@nreca.coop

Phone: +1-703-907-5629

General Contact

Contact Name: Dr. Daniel B. Waddle

Title or Position: Senior Vice President

Email: dbwaddle@nreca-intl.org

Phone: +1-703-907-5669

General Contact

Contact Name: Mr. James Walsh

Title or Position: Director for Business Development

Email: james.walsh@nreca.coop

Phone: +1-703-907-5664