Colorado

Oct 29, 2009 9:03 AM by Associated Press

Millions of dollars heading to Fountain, Pueblo

Fountain, Pueblo and other Colorado cities will receive a total of $24.2 million in federal grants for projects to modernize the electrical grid.

The grants are part of $3.4 billion in funding announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama to move toward a "smart grid." The idea behind a smart electrical grid is to provide a flexible system with better communication between the utility and consumers, improving the flow and use of electricity.

Fort Collins, Loveland and Fountain together received $18.1 million. Pueblo received $6.1 million.

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