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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a new round of funding to modernize and improve the efficiency of rural electric generation and transmission systems, including support for $9.8 million in smart grid technologies.

Secretary Vilsack announced last month that the USDA met its goal to finance $250 million in smart grid technologies in fiscal year 2012.

A list of rural utilities receiving the new USDA funding is available here.





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