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Juneau receives grant for electric car charging port; use on the rise

JUNEAU, Alaska — The municipality of Juneau is deciding where it will install a half-dozen public ports for charging electric cars.

The Juneau Empire ( reports the municipality and the Juneau Community Foundation have been awarded a $25,000 Bloomberg Award for charging stations.

Local organizations and businesses will match the grant.

Alec Mesdag of Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. says the use of all-electric cars is increasing. The utility offers a reduced rate on kilowatt hours for people who charge electric cars at night.


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