USDA Invests $276M for Rural Electronic Infrastructure

The Department of Agriculture has allotted $276 million in investment funds for the construction of a rural electric infrastructure. The investment will add 1,000 miles of new line and update 733 miles of existing line, in aims to support electricity needs of businesses and residents within rural areas, USDA said Tuesday. The department seeks to allot $65 million to procure smart grid technologies including metering, substation automation, computer applications, two-way communications and geospatial information systems to lessen outages and install new assets at rural electric utilities.

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Source: Executive Gov

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