The US Department of Energy has announced it will provide up to $220 million for more than 80 projects intended to modernize the country’s electricity grid. On a tour of a utility control center in Miami, Florida, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the release of his department’s new Grid Modernization Multi-Year Program Plan, as well as the promise of funding for up to $220 million to support more than 80 projects to modernize the country’s electricity grid. “Modernizing the US electrical grid is essential to reducing carbon emissions, creating safeguards against attacks on our infrastructure, and keeping the lights on,” said Secretary Moniz. “Our Quadrennial Energy Review and Quadrennial Technology Review identified needs and opportunities to invest in the grid. www.cleantechnica.com
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