Rural electric infrastructure sees major investment from USDA

Mar 22, 2023

The American electrical grid is in much need of an upgrade, and the US Department of Agriculture recently recognized this in a large way. The USDA pledged $2.7 billion in loans, specifically for rural electrical cooperatives and utility companies, to continue the expansion and modernization of their electric infrastructure and increase grid security.

According to the article, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stated, “This funding will help rural cooperatives and utilities invest in changes that make our energy more efficient, more reliable, and more affordable.”

Sumter Utilities is already hard at work performing grid improvements for multiple Georgia co-ops under this loan and is proud to step up to the ever-growing challenge that is grid reliability. 

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