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Mon Power Lands $5 Million Grant To Upgrade Grid In 3 Counties

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Mon Power could receive up to $5 million in federal funds to upgrade power distribution lines in three counties.

The U.S. Department of Energy said Tuesday that it selected Mon Power as one of 19 recipients of federal funding from the Energy Improvements in Rural and Remote Areas program.

The $5 million would go toward rebuilding 23 miles of grid infrastructure in Braxton, Clay and Pocahontas counties.

The upgrades would make service more reliable for 3,000 customers in those counties.

Other projects to receive some of the $78 million in total funds Tuesday include transmission line upgrades, wind, solar and battery storage projects, microgrids and energy efficiency improvements.

The program falls under the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, which recently selected a solar project on two former coal mines in Nicholas County for a grant of up to $129 million.