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Washtucna awarded $1.4 million solar grant

WASHTUCNA – Two communities in Adams County will receive grants for their efforts to install solar and battery back-up power systems in community buildings.

The town of Washtucna will receive $1,392,039 for its solar project. And Ritzville will receive $88,500 toward planning of a solar project.

The grants are being awarded by the state Department of Commerce; a total of $35.4 million is being awarded statewide.

According to Commerce officials, the funds are allotted to help communities provide clean, back-up power for critical community needs during power outages, including supporting emergen...


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