Tom Vilsack,
Agriculture Secretary
 
Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 9, 2012 - After reaching its goal of financing $250 million on smart grid in the rural United States in early September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has continued to dispense funding towards this objective.

“USDA and the Obama Administration continue to fund electric projects to improve system reliability and efficiency for rural businesses and residential consumers,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “A strong American economy is contingent upon a strong rural economy. Infrastructure investments like these will promote job growth.”

Since September more than $157 million has been allocated to the following utilities for smart grid projects:

Alabama
Cullman Electric Cooperative - $937,600
South Alabama Electric Cooperative – $125,000

Arkansas
South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $1,099,000

California
Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District – $200,000

Georgia
Jefferson Energy Cooperative – $202,592
Middle Georgia Electric Membership Corporation – $157,000

Iowa
Central Iowa Power Cooperative – $866,000
Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $135,000

Kansas
Victory Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. –$2,430,500
Twin Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $675,000

Minnesota and Iowa
Nobles Cooperative Electric –$854,100
Federated Rural Electric Association – $1,542,000

Mississippi
South Mississippi Electric Power Association – $67,228,000

Missouri
Se-Ma-No Electric Cooperative – $41,800
Sac Osage Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $775,500

Missouri and Iowa
Grundy Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $703,000

Missouri and Oklahoma
KAMO Electric Cooperative, Inc – $32,120,980

Nebraska
KBR Rural Public Power District – $791,475
The Midwest Electric Corporation – $612,600

New Mexico
Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $120,000
Otero County Electric Cooperative, Inc – $345,000

New York
Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Inc – $50,660

North Dakota
Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. – 2,380,000
McLean Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $169,600
Northern Plains Electric Cooperative – $2,422,000

North Dakota and Minnesota
Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc – $2,800,000

North Dakota and Montana
Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative – $659,800

Ohio
Firelands Electric Cooperative, Inc. - $1,122,000
Midwest Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $288,900
The Frontier Power Company – $221,232

Texas
San Patrico Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $2,157,754
United Electric Cooperative Service, Inc. – $3,322,341
Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $225,000

Virginia
Prince George Electric Cooperative – $231,400

Virginia and North Carolina
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative - $833,279

Washington
Orcas Power and Light Cooperative – $24,296,000

Wisconsin
Dairyland Power Cooperative – $3,500,000
Jump River Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $314,658

Wyoming and Nebraska
Wyrulec Company – $155,700