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Summary of 40101(d): Preventing Outages & Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid 

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) in response to Section 40101(d) of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), is accepting subgrant applications from eligible entities to improve the resilience of the electric grid against disruptive events. 

Under this Program, the Department of Energy (DOE) provides grants to States to improve the resilience of their electric grid against disruptive events. A disruptive event, as defined by the Program, is “an event in which operations of the electric grid are disrupted, preventively shut off, or cannot operate safely due to extreme weather, wildfire, or a natural disaster.”

The KCC may approve for execution subgrant awards for resilience projects that in its determination will generate the greatest community benefit in reducing the likelihood and consequences of disruptive events to the electricity grid serving the State’s jurisdiction.  The KCC must submit its approved projects to the DOE for further review. The KCC cannot execute a proposed project or issue subawards for projects without DOE review and written determination of adequacy of the project. 

Overview of the Application 

The application has seven (7) sections: 

  • Section 1: Applicant Information
  • Section 2: Project Description and Scope
  • Section 3: Need for Funding
  • Section 4: Complete Budget and Narrative
  • Section 5: Project Timeline
  • Section 6: Bids and Estimates
  • Section 7: Community Benefit 

The KCC and the DOE will prioritize projects located in rural, underserved and/or disadvantaged communities. 

Questions about the Application?

Please contact Rick Pemberton: 

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