Feds pledge $89 million to study Northwest’s power grid

RICHLAND — A project to examine how high technology can improve the Pacific Northwest’s electric power grid has received an $88.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The money, to help pay for the $177.6 million Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, was the largest among 32 grants DOE announced Tuesday as part of $620 million in stimulus aid.


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