American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Overview
|Smart Grid Investment Grant||$3,482,831,000||99|
|Smart Grid Regional and Energy Storage Demonstration Projects||$684,829,000||32|
|Workforce Development Program||$100,000,000||52|
|Interconnection Transmission Planning||$80,000,000||6|
|State Assistance for Recovery Act Related Electricity Policies||$48,619,000||49|
|Enhancing State Energy Assurance||$43,500,000||50|
|Enhancing Local Government Energy Assurance||$8,024,000||43|
|Interoperability Standards and Framework||$12,000,000||1|
|1 Program Direction supports administration and management of OE's Recovery funds|
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) - which President Obama signed into law on February 17th, 2009 - was an unprecedented action to stimulate the economy. It included measures to modernize our nation’s energy and communication infrastructure and enhance energy independence. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provided DOE with $4.5 billion to modernize the electric power grid. Under the largest program, the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG), DOE and the electricity industry have jointly invested $8 billion in 99 cost-shared projects involving more than 200 participating electric utilities and other organizations to modernize the electric grid, strengthen cybersecurity, improve interoperability, and collect an unprecedented level of data on smart grid operations and benefits. The Recovery Act allowed DOE to invest $600 million along with $900 million industry cost share in 32 Regional Smart Grid Demonstrations and Energy Storage Demonstration projects under the Smart Grid Demonstration Program (SGDP). The goal of SGDP is to demonstrate new and more cost-effective smart grid technologies, tools, techniques, and system configurations that significantly improve on the ones commonly used today.
Read more about how utilities, co-ops, and communities are using Recovery Act funds to modernize the grid.