About Energy Trails

The Oklahoma Energy Trails Foundation is a 501 (C) 3 established by Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives to further international electrification efforts. After a successful and rewarding electrification project in the country of Bolivia (completed August 2016), the OAEC International Committee  decided to pursue a second project; this time, in the country of Guatemala. This will be an Oklahoma stand-alone project. The Energy Trails blog will document this experience. After all, the path to Energy Trails continues!

To learn how to support this project, visit: www.tinyurl.com/energytrails


How the Energy Trails Blog Was Born

From January 2016

The publication of Energy Trails fulfills an assignment Anna Politano received from the University of Missouri School of Journalism’s graduate class “Participatory Journalism – JOUR 7700.” Students participating in this Mizzou graduate course must keep a professional blog during the duration of the Spring 2016 semester.

Fortunately for Anna, a graduate student in the school’s Media Management program, the timing for this assignment could not have been better. With permission from the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives, Anna will document an upcoming electrification project that will take place in the outskirts of Riberalta, Bolivia.

Anna has been asked to serve as communicator for the project; it is with great joy and passion that she will share the story about this electrification project in Riberalta, Bolivia.

Special thanks goes to Associate Professor Amy Simons for her guidance during this blog assignment, to OAEC General Manager Chris Meyers for his leadership and approval of the blog’s publication, and for the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives and the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives for believing in the ‘power’ of changing lives.