WASHINGTON – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced [yesterday] that USDA is investing $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure improvements to help create jobs and support economic development in 27 states.
“These significant investments will help develop and maintain modern, reliable electric infrastructure that businesses and rural communities need in a 21st Century economy,” Perdue said. “The loans I am announcing today will help utilities and cooperatives build new transmission and distribution lines, upgrade networks and facilities, and better manage the power grid.” Click here to read more.
ALSO OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
- Military microgrid spending could top $1B annually by 2026, Navigant finds, Utility Dive
The United States military uses more petroleum than any other entity in the world, but over the next 10 years it plans to ramp up its microgrid spending in an effort to reduce fossil fuel dependence, according to a new report from Navigant Research.
- Empire District Electric Company has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission requesting permission to construct a $1,5 billion wind energy project in Southwest Missouri and eventually close the Asbury coal plant, Joplin Globe
- Dutch pension fund invests $384 million in three U.S. projects, PV Magazine
- Portland General to spend up to $100M for 39 MW of energy storage, Utility Dive
- Policies for energy storage continue to move forward during Q3, PV Magazine
- Taylor Community School Corporation unveils finished solar park, Kokomo Tribune
- What midsize firms can learn from Organic Valley’s community solar deal, GreenBiz
- Bill would allow Tesla to open dealerships in Wisconsin, enabling the electric car manufacturer to sell its vehicles directly to customers, WBAY
- Bennet Leads Effort to Ensure Federal Funding Can Be Used to Rebuild More Resilient and Clean Energy Systems After Disasters, Energy Storage Association News
- Listen Up: Designing a Reliable Electric Grid, by The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World
The People’s Film Festival: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power will be shown Monday, November 6th at 7pm in the Common Room at First Unitarian Church, 3114 Harney Street in Omaha.