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DOE Launches $2.5B Fund to Upgrade and Build New Transmission Lines

May 12, 2022

The Biden administration has launched efforts to shape the $2.5 billion Transmission Facilitation Program (TFP), a key Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) initiative dedicated to building out critical new transmission lines and related facilities across the country.

The Department of Energy’s Grid Deployment Office on May 10 issued a joint notice of information (NOI) and a request for information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on how it could structure the TFP, a “revolving fund” program that will provide federal support to developers of large-scale new transmission lines or upgrades of existing lines. The fund will also cover the connection of microgrids in select states and U.S. territories.

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