13. May 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that rural electric cooperative utilities in 10 states will receive loans to install smart grid technologies and make improvements to generation and transmission facilities. Examples of funding announced today include a $102.8 million guaranteed loan to the Jackson Electric Membership Corporation in Jefferson, GA, to build and improve over 850 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. The loan also includes $7.2 million in smart grid projects.

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