USDA Funds Upgrades to Electric Systems in 8 States

July 17, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

The US Department of Agriculture is loaning $263.3 million to help modernize and improve the reliability of rural electric systems in eight states.

California

Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District – $8,000,000. To make transmission improvements.

Florida

Sumter Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $110,000,000. To build or improve 1,447 miles of line and make other system improvements.

Georgia

Planter Electric Membership Corporation – $6,323,000. To build or improve 63 miles of line and make other system improvements.

Altamaha Electric Membership Corporation – $23,000,000. To build or improve 580 miles of line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $2,911,442 for smart grid projects.

Kansas

DS&O Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $8,000,000. To build a new headquarters.

Kentucky and Indiana 

Owen Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $30,000,000. To build or improve 228 miles of line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $3,431,205 for smart grid projects.

North Carolina

Carteret-Craven Electric Membership Corporation – $11,000,000. To build or improve 122 miles of line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $4,915,412 for smart grid projects.

Virginia

Southside Electric Cooperative – $40,000,000. To build or improve 1,334 miles of line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $8,625,256 for smart grid projects.

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