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Energy projects get ARRA money

JACKSON — More than $153 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding has been released six states and a U.S. territory, including Mississippi.

The State of Mississippi was awarded $16.1 million, which will be used to promote energy efficiency in state buildings and initiate selected renewable energy projects. The state plans to initiate a “lead by example” program to enhance energy efficiency in state buildings, including the installation of advanced smart meters to monitor real-time energy consumption.

The state will also provide grants, loans, or other incentives to municipalities to purchase hybrid and alternative-fueled vehicles.

In addition, Mississippi will design and implement selected pilot projects for renewable energy installations, targeting several sectors including commercial, industrial, residential and transportation. On a competitive basis, this program will provide incentives to public and private entities to build or expand renewable energy production or manufacturing facilities that produce energy or transportation fuels from biomass, solar or wind resources.

After demonstrating successful implementation of its plan, Mississippi will receive an additional $20 million.

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