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How 'Ice Batteries' Help Cut Costs, Handle Summer Surge In Energy Demand In Maine05:37
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These grid-scale batteries store up to 500 kilowatts of electricity in Boothbay. (Fred Bever/MPBN)
These grid-scale batteries store up to 500 kilowatts of electricity in Boothbay. (Fred Bever/MPBN)
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A major transformation on how energy is disrupting traditional business models for power companies.

This week we're airing a series of reports on the ways in which New England gets its energy from renewable resources.

Fred Bever, with Maine Public Radio, reports on how a startup company's efforts to save and make energy locally have spared that state the cost of new transmission lines.

This story is a production of the New England News Collaborative.

This segment aired on September 1, 2016.

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