In hopes of providing more power to rural Ohioans, it has been recently announced that a $26,460,000 grant to two electric cooperatives in Northwest Ohio has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative in North Baltimore will get $20,460,000 to construct 231 miles of electric line, while North Western Electric in Bryan will receive $6,000,000 to upgrade 13 miles of line.
As 13abc reported:
“Rural Ohioans face unique challenges in getting the power they need to keep the lights on,” said Brown. “These investments provide the Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative and North Wester Electric with the resources they need to ensure their customers have access to the power needed to attract and create jobs.”
The funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture includes $20,460,000 to the Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative in North Baltimore to build 231 miles of line. The funding will also include $2,458,375 in smart grid technologies.
In addition, the $6,000,000 to North Western Electric in Bryan to improve 13 miles of line and will include $200,500 in smart grid technologies.