WASHINGTON – The Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced the state will receive $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grid Resilience grant program, funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This funding will be used to help Connecticut meet its zero-carbon electric sector goal, improve system reliability and resilience in a range of weather and storm conditions, and attract, train, and retain a skilled local workforce.

“This $6.5 million dollars from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help Connecticut make needed improvements to our electric grid. This summer, we’ve seen historic flooding and record-breaking temperatures, and climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events that put a strain on the electric grid. We are happy to have secured this funding to improve grid resilience and bring us closer to a clean energy future while creating good-paying jobs in our state,” said the Connecticut Congressional Delegation.