March 7, 2009 9:10 AM

Triangle pursues 'smart grid' money

ALEIGH -- The $4.5 billion-plus in the federal stimulus plan for modernizing the nation's electrical distribution system was like a high-amp jolt for researchers, consultants, manufacturers and utilities who have made the Triangle a center for developing a "smart grid." Now they're scrambling to figure out how to persuade Washington to send some of the money this way.

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