Cassidy Announces $16 Million for Louisiana Electric Grid Resilience
Published 10:04 am Friday, May 26, 2023
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will grant Louisiana $16,000,000.00 in Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants in 2023 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The grant will go towards projects that modernize the electric grid to reduce impacts due to natural disasters.
“Modernizing Louisiana’s power grid can help keep the lights on in the wake of natural disasters,” said Dr. Cassidy. “The infrastructure law provides the funds needed to ensure our state is better prepared when the next storm hits.”
Louisiana plans to build the next-generation grid that can provide the attributes necessary for increased reliability and economic development. Louisiana can expect to receive additional funds in 2024, 2025, and 2026.
In total, the IIJA includes $65 billion to bolster American energy and strengthen the electrical grid.