Thursday, January 21, 2010, 2:57pm PST | Modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 3:21pm
UC Davis gets $2.5M for
The University of California Davis has received $2.5 million in federal stimulus dollars for its 205-acre
U.S. Congress members Doris Matsui and Mike Thompson, who supported the university’s application, announced the federal grant Thursday.
“The UC Davis West Village Smart Grid Demonstration Project will provide a wealth of data on the performance of energy saving strategies and technologies in the field, and help bring energy conservation practices and technologies into our daily lives,” Matsui said in a news release. “I applaud UC Davis’ leadership in advancing our region’s commitment to sustainability and clean energy solutions, and believe that the
“Renewable energy is the way of the future,” Thompson said in the release. “I’m proud to see that once again UC Davis is leading the way in finding new and innovative ways to power our homes and create sustainable communities.”
UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi applauded the U.S. Department of Energy’s support of the innovative waste-to-energy project.