Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Improving Electric Service in Rural Communities

Washington--The Agriculture Department on Thursday announced funding to modernize and improve the efficiency of rural electric generation and transmission systems. Click here for a list of state recipients.

USDA announced last month that it had met its goal of financing $250 million in smart grid technologies during the past year. Thursday’s announcement includes support for an additional $9.8 million in smart grid technologies. The funding helps electric utilities upgrade, expand, maintain and replace rural America’s electric infrastructure.

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