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Here’s what’s been happening recently in North Carolina.

How eTransEnergy Helps Organizations Electrify Vehicles

The city of Charlotte plans to electrify its vehicle fleet by 2030 – but how will it get there?

Duke Energy wants to pilot using F-150 batteries to supply the grid

Duke Energy has asked state regulators to approve a test that would allow the utility to draw energy from electric vehicle batteries to the power grid during times of peak demand.

Duke Energy Highlights Hurricane Readiness, Resilience

The largest electricity provider in Moore County is gearing up for the peak of hurricane season.

Midland solar field pumping electricity into the Duke grid

One of Duke Energy’s newest solar plant projects was open to the media for a tour Friday morning in Midland. Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a non-regulated commercial brand of Duke Energy, began commercial operation of two major solar facilities earlier this year.

NC A&T lands $23.7M federal grant for workforce training program

North Carolina A&T has landed a $23.7 million federal grant for workforce development, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced early Wednesday. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s grant will focus on energy and resiliences, the agency disclosed.

EDP plans 500-acre solar park

A new solar project is coming to Misenheimer that will help put the village, and Stanly County, on the map as a major hub for renewable energy.

Radiant Rays see bright future in renewable energy

They call themselves the Radiant Rays — 10 girls who went through a five-week internship at the Center for Energy Education, an internship which rewarded them with $1,500 scholarships at the end of the program.

Second Community Conversation event aimed at Park Avenue neighborhood

The second Cultivating Community Conversations, held by the Salisbury Police Department and open to all members of the community, was slightly less well attended than the first, but those who came were not silent.

Governor Cooper Announces Electric-Powered Boat Manufacturer Will Create 170 Jobs in McDowell County

Forza X1, Inc., the builder of an innovative line of electric-powered boats, will invest $10.5 million to establish a new manufacturing plant in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will create 170 jobs in Marion.

Forsyth County firefighters, lineman students learn safety around live wires

Duke Energy held a critical demonstration for students and firefighters to increase awareness of powerline safety.

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