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.”
In total, the IIJA includes $65 billion to bolster American energy and strengthen the electrical grid.