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  • Eight automakers join in electric car charging test

    10/22/2014
    USA Today

    Eight automakers participated in a test to see if utility companies can tell plug-in electric cars to temporarily stop charging to avoid overloading the power grid.
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  • Energy storage is preventing blackouts but its high cost is impeding progress

    10/21/2014
    Forbes

    Now that Duke Energy Corp. has successfully tested its wind-integrated energy storage project in Texas, what does that mean for the future of the technology?
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  • Imports falls as U.S. produces its own energy

    10/17/2014
    Electric Co-op Today

    U.S. energy imports have hit their lowest levels since 1985, thanks in large part to increased production at home.
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  • Utilities unite to 'Slam the Scam'

    10/13/2014
    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

    With scammers practically speed dialing consumers, Minnesota's co-ops and investor-owned utilities are uniting on a new campaign: Slam the Scam. Their warning: When someone calls demanding money for an electric bill, hang up!
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  • More than a silver lining: plug-in electric vehicles to talk to electric companies via the cloud

    10/14/2014
    Business Wire

    Ford Motor Company will join seven global automakers this week for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use and improve the efficiency of the power grid.
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