SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here plans to expand the use of store-level electricity generators next year to take advantage of electric rates one-third lower than normal. The generators, which kick in when the retailer's electricity supplier takes a store off its power grid, are already in use at three Food Lion stores in North Carolina. "On average we have saved $30,000 to $40,000 annually per store from having a generator," said Jerry Copeland, research development and energy manager at ...

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