Focus On Energy
    Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid/Hazard Hardening

    About:

    The Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid/Hazard Hardening program awards grants to eligible entities, States, and Tribes to prevent outages and enhance the resilience of the electric grid.

    NDEE plans to support grid improvement projects that result in a more resilient electrical grid and promote a clean and equitable energy economy. Eligible projects will rebuild and restore infrastructure for transmission and distribution, protect existing equipment from weather-related events, support new adaptive protection technology, and provide recruitment and retention of energy technology workers. Funding must be distributed equitably to Nebraskans, including underserved communities that are more susceptible or vulnerable to electric power outages.

    Status: Accepting Pre-Proposal Applications


    Grid Resilience Project Preliminary Proposal Checklist

    Eligible Applicants
    · Electric Grid Operators, Electricity Storage Operations, Electricity Generators, Transmission Owners and Operators, Distribution Providers, Fuel Suppliers, States, and Tribes

    Nebraska Funding Amount
    · Approx. $5 million each year for 5 years.
    Eligible Projects
    · Hardening of power lines, facilities, substations, and other systems
    · Weatherization technologies and equipment
    · Monitoring and control technologies
    · Vegetation and fuel-load management
    Milestones/Deadlines
    · Estimated date for funding to be awarded to states is Q3 2023.
    Program Objectives
    · Support projects that result in a more resilient electrical grid.
    · Promote a clean and equitable energy economy.