Incentives Offered For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
February 19th — Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), is teaming up with South Shore Clean Cities to encourage local businesses to install electric vehicle public charging stations. The NIPSCO IN-Charge Around Town Electric Vehicle Program aims to make it easier and more affordable for businesses and organizations to install public charging infrastructure by offering financial incentives to help with the up-front costs such as equipment, installation and software.
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). RECs are the environmental attributes associated with electricity that is generated from renewable sources, such as wind power.
The Around Town program expands on NIPSCO’s IN-Charge at Home Program, which offers an instant credit of up to $1,650 toward the installation of a residential electric vehicle Level II charger and free overnight charging.
“From offering 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.”
“Electric vehicles 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.”
For information about IN-Charge Around Town, visit NIPSCO.com/INCharge.