REC receives $38 million grant for infrastructure improvements

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative announced yesterday that they will receive a $38 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The grant was funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and was part of 58 projects announced across 44 states totaling $3.8 billion.

Member-owners of the co-op will see energy savings, improved reliability, and increased value as a result.

Some of the improvements made over the next five years of this project will include:

  • Advanced metering infrastructure which will help members increase their home or businesses energy efficiency
  • Energy audits to help building owners identify opportunities to conserve energy and save money
  • The continued buildout of REC’s fiber network
  • Upgrades to improve resilience of the electric grid to restore power more quickly following an outage

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