DOE’s $3.4B Smart Grid Grant Program: The Winners

By Jeff St. John on October 27, 2009

The Department of Energy on Tuesday named 100 smart grid projects as winners of $3.4 billion in stimulus grants – and it looks like the smart meter industry is going to be happy.

That's because a lot of that money is going to deploy two-way communicating electricity meters to customers, according to the list of winners DOE published on Tuesday.

Projects that include smart meters make up at least $2.8 billion of the total amount, according to a quick tally of awards. That doesn't include a tally of projects of less than $20 million, which make up three-fourths of the recepients.

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