Governor’s Office Receives Stimulus Grant for Nevada’s Electrical Needs

News release from the Governor’s Office:

Official Governor Jim Gibbons imageGovernor Jim Gibbons today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Nevada a $438,573 grant. The grant comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package). The Governor’s Energy Advisor, Dr. Hatice Gecol, applied for the grant.

The money will be used to hire or retrain people and expand state-level capacities to address challenges to Nevada’s electricity system, including readiness for emergency situations such as blackouts or service interruptions due to natural disasters or other infrastructure failures.

“Nevada must be prepared for any emergency or disaster,” Governor Gibbons said, “And that includes making sure our power distribution system is studied and plans can be created to make sure Nevadans have continuous electric service.”

This grant program follows a pledge from the U.S. Department of Energy to make America’s electric grid more reliable.

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