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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on July 21 announced funding for rural electric infrastructure projects that includes $17 million for smart grid technology. The funding is being provided through USDA Rural Development’s Electric Program, which makes insured loans and loan guarantees to non-profit and cooperative associations, public bodies and other utilities. The loans primarily finance the construction of electric distribution facilities in rural areas.
For example, the Macon Electric Cooperative in Missouri has been selected to receive a loan …read more
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