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Companies awarded more Job Protection grants from MDA

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) recently awarded 30 grants during the second – and final – round of the Mississippi Job Protection through Energy Economic Development Program. Part of the State Energy Program (SEP) funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Job Protection Program allocated $5.31 million to eligible companies in this ...

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Energy projects get REAP funds from USDA

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager has announced the selection of eight recipients for grants to implement renewable energy and energy-efficiency measures in Mississippi. Funds are being provided through the Rural Energy for America (REAP) grant program, a 2008 Farm Bill initiative. In all, USDA announced $213,800 in grants to expand economic opportunities for Mississippi ...

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SmartSynch lands milestone project with TNMP

JACKSON — Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP) has selected SmartSynch Inc.’s Residential SmartMeter for 231,000 unit point-to-point deployment to residential customers throughout the utility’s Texas market. Terms were not disclosed. This marks the first mass residential deployment of smart metering solutions that use a public wireless network as the communications backbone, according to SmartSynch. TNMP’s decision was propelled by the performance ...

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PSC awarded grant from NARUC

JACKSON — Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) announced that the PSC has been awarded a $99,000 grant to assist in developing energy efficiency standards for public utilities. The grant was awarded by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Out of 14 states competing for the grant, Mississippi PSC’s proposal won first place and was awarded ...

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Energy group looking to boost energy efficiency

ATLANTA — Energy efficiency in the Southeast in expected to get a boost when the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) rolls out its program of large-scale building retrofits for homeowners and businesses under its recently-announced $20 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Retrofit Ramp-Up initiative. The regional organization will partner with nearly a dozen communities of varying ...

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