Study focuses on electric cars' effect on power grid.

It's a neighborhood that could set to trend for others in the future. It's helping companies look at the use of energy. Story courtesy Tom Abrahams - KTRK-TV Houston.

Electric cars could be the wave of the future, but as they hit the roads, they have to get their charges. And that means they'll pull power from the state's power grid. Story courtesy Tom Abrahams - KTRK-TV Houston.

Engineers at the University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (UT-CEM) located on the Pickle Research Campus (PRC) in Austin, TX, have assembled one of the largest and most dynamic test microgrids in the country.


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