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Vegetation inspection, a challenge for utilities

September 15, 2022

In July 2022 the U.S. Department of Energy launched the operational phase of the grant program “Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid1”. This was just one of the actions planned as part of the “Building a Better Grid Initiative”, launched in January by the Biden Administration. The program is set to provide 2.3 billion dollars over five years to States and Tribal nations for the reinforcement and modernization of the American electricity grid, making it more resilient against fires, extreme weather events and other natural disasters exacerbated by the climate crisis.

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