“$15,000,000 … is provided solely for grants to advance renewable energy technologies by public and private electrical utilities…The department shall work with utilities to offer matching grants for projects that demonstrate new smart grid technologies.”
Funding will provide grants to competitively selected utilities. Utility vendors, researchers, and other organizations may partner with those utilities. The selected utility partnerships must match the state investment.
The final grant application guidelines as of November 19, 2013 Final-CEF-smart-grid-grant-guidelines
Staff are requesting input from prospective applicants regarding topics they would like to see covered at the applicants conference. Please send any input by November 21 to email@example.com
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