President pledges $3.4 billion for 'smart' grid

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 4:56pm EDT

Joe Hebert

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President Obama today announced $3.4 billion in grants to move the nation closer to having a smart electric grid.

The White House says the award will also create tens of thousands of jobs while giving power companies and residents the ability to transfer power generated by wind and solar energy.

AP Correspondent Joe Hebert brings the Daily Debrief details.

Learn more about the Smart Grid by exploring the Federal News Radio Special Report: Smart Grid, Smart Future? Energy 2.0 in the 21st Century by Amy Morris.