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Tom Lorenz of Brainard, Minn., stops to charge his electric vehicle Friday at the Tesla charging station along Keystone Crossing in Eau Claire. Area energy company officials said Friday they expect the use of EVs to accelerate in coming years.

EAU CLAIRE — The march to more sustainable energy sources is well underway, but that doesn’t mean the power shift comes without challenges.

That was among the key messages regional energy providers shared with Chippewa Valley business and government leaders Friday as part of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues discussion series.