Technology In Darke County
March 16, 2012
resources will help build and improve the electric grid in Darke
Sen. Sherrod Brown announced that Darke Rural Electric Cooperative,
Inc. will receive
a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development
install and enhance 69 miles of distribution line and make additional
grid improvements, which improves connectivity between electric power
generation plants and high voltage lines.
benefit from energy efficient technology that reduces waste and helps
new business expansion opportunities,” Sen. Brown said. “These new
will help Darke County make necessary updates to maintain a modern,
electricity grid that will keep prices affordable for customers.”
Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a non-profit, member-owned electric
system that serves three counties in west central Ohio.
Brown, Chair of the Subcommittee on
Jobs, Rural Economic Growth, and Energy Innovation, has held more 170
roundtables throughout the state, and is the first Ohioan to serve on
U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the
Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee.