U.S. Department of Energy
Federal energy regulators this week gave final approval for construction of a 330-mile electric transmission line, which will carry lower-cost hydroelectric power from Canada to New York City.
Christie says the NJ Transitgrid would be the first microgrid built for a non-military use. It would supply highly reliable power when the regular power sources fail.
The funding being sought by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would help improve energy efficiency in the homes of needy families.