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Government Push for Grid Upgrades Receives Pushback from Coops

Several Montana-based coops called on the Secretary of the Department of Energy to withdraw a federal plan to upgrade portions of the nation's power grid.  The plan aims to move more renewable energy from rural areas like Montana to load centers like tho
July 19, 2012

Several Montana-based coops called on the Secretary of the Department of Energy to withdraw a federal plan to upgrade portions of the nation's power grid.  The plan aims to move more renewable energy from rural areas like Montana to load centers like those found in California.  The coops fear that the costs to modernize the grid will unfairly fall to rural communities, resulting in significant increases in transmission rates. The Great Falls Tribune has more.

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