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Water Systems Cost Savings Act Introduced in U.S. House

September 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Supply

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2015—The Water Systems Cost Savings Act (H.R 3533, "Savings Act"), a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating the use of cost-effective…

Secretary Jewell Announces $405 Million in PILT Payments to Support Vital Services in Rural Communities

June 25, 2015 - in Construction, Financial

WASHINGTON, DC, June 25, 2015—As Part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to rural communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today…

White House Announces $10B Fund for Rural Infrastructure

July 25, 2014 - in Financial, Transportation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and CoBank CEO Robert Engel are announcing $10 billion in private funding to invest in rural infrastructure projects…

Agriculture Secretary Announces Electric System Improvements in Seven States

September 13, 2013 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for projects in seven states, including Minnesota, to improve electric service for about 7,000 rural customers. Rural Utilities Service Administrator John Padalino made the announcement on the Secretary's…

The USDA Reaches Investment Goal of $250M for Smart Grid Improvements

September 12, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has reached its $250 million goal to finance smart grid technologies, a key component of President Obama's effort to help modernize our nation's electric system. Vilsack also announced nine rural…

USDA Announces Smart Grid Funding For Rural Electric Co-ops

July 16, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 15 states will receive loan guarantees to make improvements to generation and transmission facilities and implement smart grid technologies. "Maintaining…