Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), in partnership with South Shore
Clean Cities, is expanding opportunities for alternative fuel, through the
launch of a public charging station incentive program.
IN-Charge Around Town Electric Vehicle Program aims to make it easier and
more affordable for businesses and organizations to install public charging
Town offers incentives to help with the up-front costs of public charging
stations, in addition to installation costs and software subscriptions.
There are two
levels of benefits available:
* Level II: up to
two ChargePoint 4000 series charging stations at 50 percent of the cost or
up to $3,000, with a two-year software package.
* Level III (DC
Fast Charging: equipment and installation at 50 percent of the cost or up to
$37,500, with the same two-year software package.
The pilot program
is available to NIPSCO commercial/industrial electric customers across
Northern Indiana through January 31, 2015.
For every unit of
electricity used by IN-Charge Around Town charging stations during the pilot
program, NIPSCO will buy an equivalent amount of renewable energy
certificates (RECs), the company said. “RECs are the environmental
attributes associated with electricity that is generated from renewable
sources, such as wind power.”
Around Town initiative is the second alternative fuel program launched by
NIPSCO in the past two years. In 2012, the company began offering home
charging station incentives, under which participants receive an instant
credit of up to $1,650 toward the installation of a residential electric
vehicle Level II charger, and free overnight charging.
alternative fuel incentives and green energy programs to investing in
technology at our generating facilities that will improve air quality, we
continue to look for new ways to improve the environment,” said Kelly
Carmichael, director of environmental policy for NIPSCO. “Current and future
EV drivers will benefit from an expanded charging network in the region.”
are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to gasoline-powered cars,”
said Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities. “They offer
fuel cost savings, produce no tailpipe emissions, and help reduce reliance
on imported oil.”
Town is available on a first-come, first served basis until funds are
exhausted. This program is being offered as part of a Supplemental
Environmental Project under the NIPSCO New Source Review NOV settlement.
about IN-Charge Around Town, visit NIPSCO.com/INCharge.