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OG&E Receives $50 Million Federal Grant To Strengthen Electric Grid Of Oklahoma

Oct. 30, 2023
The federal grant will help build an adaptable grid project to provide grid automation to 92 circuits and 26 substations for about 90,000 OG&E customers.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $50 million federal grant to Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., to strengthen the electric grid for Oklahoma communities, under the Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program, funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and administered by DOE’s Grid Deployment Office.

The federal grant will be used by OG&E, along with investments made by the electric company, for an adaptable grid project to provide grid automation to 92 circuits and 26 substations, improving reliability for approximately 90,000 OG&E customers.

Moreover, the project will purchase two mobile battery systems to be deployed across OG&E’s service area for enhanced reliability and resiliency of customers and local infrastructure during restoration events.

“Our customers know the impact of living in a part of the United States most impacted by severe storms and extreme weather, and grid automation technology reduces the number of power outages and their duration,” said Sean Trauschke, chairman, president and CEO of OGE Energy Corp. “This grant by the Department of Energy allows us to double our impact and reduce the cost to our customers.”

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