Ill. Distribution Equipment Manufacturer Gets $1M Grant

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago-based electric company will get more than $1 million in federal stimulus funds for manufacturing of distribution equipment. S & C Electric will also use the money to install a "green" roof that will reduce the amount of energy consumed at the facility.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago-based electric company will get more than $1 million in federal stimulus funds for manufacturing of distribution equipment.

S & C Electric will also use the money to install a "green" roof that will reduce the amount of energy consumed at the facility.

Gov. Pat Quinn's office says the projects should create more than 300 jobs and retain 121 of them.

S & C will use the money to increase its capacity to build energy-efficient electrical switching and protection products. They will help connect renewable energy sources such as wind to existing systems.

Ameren and ComEd customers are among those who will benefit.

The energy efficient roof will reduce annual energy consumption by 474 million BTUs and carbon dioxide emissions by 29 tons.

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