Rural electric cooperatives get $3.6 billion for upgrades

The USDA’s Rural Utilities Service, a descendant of the New Deal agency that helped bring electricity to rural areas, awarded $3.6 billion in loans to 82 rural electric projects in 31 states. The money will build or improve 12,500 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and includes $216 million for “smart gird” technology to boost… » Read More

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