"White House Announces $13 Billion In Grid Resilience Funds"

"The Biden administration on Friday morning announced $13 billion in funds to modernize the U.S. power grid using allocations from the bipartisan infrastructure law.

The funds will include $10.5 billion in competitive grants and another $2.5 billion through the Transmission Facilitation Program; they represent the biggest federal investment in transmission and distribution in U.S. history, White House senior adviser and infrastructure coordinator Mitch Landrieu told reporters on a press call Thursday.

Department of Energy Grid Deployment Office Director Maria Robinson said the grant program will likely open to submissions with a deadline of February.

Landrieu alluded to numerous recent natural disasters and extreme weather events that have affected power grid infrastructure in recent years, such as the 2021 Dixie Wildfire in California, or the winter storms the same year that knocked out Texas’s self-contained grid."

Zack Budryk reports for The Hill November 18, 2022.


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Source: The Hill, 11/21/2022