Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA(United States Department of Agriculture
) is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems (PDF, 102 KB) and reduce energy costs. The funding includes nearly $7.1 million for smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security.
Read more: The Gilmer Mirror – USDA Invests in Rural Electric Infrastructure and Smart Grid Improvements in 13 States…
An excerpt from The Gilmer Mirror