- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will seek $1.4 billion from the federal government to harden its power grid against extreme weather.

Cuomo says in his budget presentation Tuesday this would involve elevating low-level substations, raising power lines and more tree trimming. It also would include an outage management system on Long Island, which suffered widespread service disruption during Superstorm Sandy.

Some of the money will go to developing so-called micro-grids that will serve individual communities. The micro-grids can keep power running when the main grid goes down.

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