13 May '17, 11am

Washington Clean Energy Fund Backs Utility Microgrid Projects

The Washington State Department of Commerce has finalized grants totaling $7 million with two Washington state utilities to further their work on microgrid projects. Spokane, Wash.-based private utility Avista and the Snohomish County Public Utility District (SnoPUD) each won $3.5 million from the state’s Clean Energy Fund. The department says the projects, and several others making their way through the grant contract process, represent the next important phase in modernizing the nation’s electric system to meet demand for more efficient, resilient and flexible power management and delivery. “Washington is a state of leaders who share a vision of sustainable growth and prosperity inherent in the low-carbon economy,” comments Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. “I applaud our utilities and their partners for investing in these innovative projects that will secure our energy future.” ...

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