$5,000 Grant open to educators

Contact: John Pynakker
Public Affairs Coordinator


Bullhead City, AZ – Mohave Electric Cooperative has opened the application process for the annual $5,000 SunWatts Education Grant.

“MEC is proud to support local educators’ efforts in going the extra mile by using innovative ideas to help local youth learn sustainable concepts,” said MEC CEO Tyler Carlson. “The Education Grant program is part of MEC’s commitment to our community and is funded through the REST (Renewable Energy Standard Tariff) program.

The grant is to help educators teach about sustainability through renewable energy with a project or curriculums designed and implemented by the educator. Applying is simple. The only requirements are that the curriculum must be based on renewable energy and include a subject outline, materials needed, supplies needed and a cost breakdown.

Submit that information by August 31 at 5 p.m. to Mohave Electric Cooperative, Attention: Julia Garringer, PO Box 22530, Bullhead City, AZ 86439 or email MECPA@mohaveelectric.com.

“We are always excited to support our educators, but specifically in their goal to teach our young members about renewable energy and the effective use of energy resources,” said Garringer, MEC Energy Management Specialist.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. MEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

A past winner at the Academy of Building Industries was able to use the grant money to help turn a school bus into a solar-powered greenhouse.