The DOE inspector general said in a report that funds from $700 million smart-grid technology program have been mismanaged.
There are 32 projects made possible from the 2009 grant, 11 of which were reported on by Friedman.
“Our review of 11 projects, awarded $279 million in Recovery Act funding and $10 million in non-Recovery Act funding, identified weaknesses in reimbursement requests, cost-share contributions, and coordination efforts with another Department program,” Friedman said in the report to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.
Some additional issues found by Friedman included overpayments and failures in the procedures for vetting recipient cost-share contributions
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