The United States plans to invest around $3.5 billion in 58 projects across 44 states to strengthen electric grid resilience and reliability as new energy resources are added.

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“Extreme weather events fueled by climate change will continue to strain the nation’s aging transmission systems, but President Biden’s Investing in America agenda will ensure America’s power grid can provide reliable, affordable power,” said Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm. She added that the investment “represents the largest-ever direct investment in critical grid infrastructure.”

Granholm recently said the grid as it currently stands is not equipped to handle all the projected new demand as electrification across the nation intensifies.

The funds are in the first...