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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…

USDA Awards Another $18 Million In Smart Grid Funding To Rural Utilities

July 18, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $188 million in loan guarantees to upgrade rural electric infrastructure, including…

USDA Announces Funding for Rural Electric Smart Grid Projects

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

Rural electric cooperative utilities across 13 states will receive nearly $280 million for grid infrastructure, Tom Vilsack, secretary for the U.S. Department…

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…