South Shore Clean Cities

May 2012
IN-Charge EV Program
Soy Based Products
FREE On-Line Training
How Much Oil Can We Save?

Learn more about NIPSCO's IN-Charge EV Program at our May 22 Electric Vehicle Forum.

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IN-Charge Electric Vehicle Program


In a new effort to spur the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), NIPSCO has launched the IN-Charge Electric Vehicle Program, offering incentives to customers for installing an in-home charging station. This pilot program is designed to make it more cost effective and convenient for current and prospective electric car owners to install a home charger.


The IN-Charge Program is available to current NIPSCO electric utility customers who own or plan to purchase an electric vehicle. Participants will receive an instant credit of up to $1,650 toward the installation of a residential electric vehicle level 2 charger, and free charging between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily.


By helping develop a larger charging network in the region, the IN-Charge program reinforces NIPSCO's commitment to sustainability and to improving local air quality.


NIPSCO has partnered with 350Green, a developer of EV charging station networks, to administer the program. The program is being offered as part of a Supplemental Environmental Project under the NIPSCO New Source Review NOV settlement and is effective through January 31, 2015 or until funds are exhausted.


Enroll Today!

Begin the IN-Charge At Home Program pre-installation survey at or by calling 1-855-500-6477.


Attend our Electric Vehicle Forum to learn more. 

We will have representatives from Chicago Area Clean Cities, ComEd, Argonne National Laboratory, NIPSCO and more. 


Date:May 22, 2012

Time: 8:00am - 1:30pm

Location: Ivy Tech College

3100 Ivy Tech Drive

Valparaiso, IN 46383 
Click HERE to register. 



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Free On-line Training 

Hydrogen Response Considerations


This self-paced learning course on hydrogen awareness and emergency response focuses on four modules:

  • Introduction to Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen Properties and Hazardous Behaviors
  • Identifying Hydrogen in Your Community
  • Appropriate Response to a Hydrogen Incident    

 To register for this course, visit    

Click: Create New Account in the blue box, then select the course from the Available Courses page



How Much Oil Can We Save? 

Since EVs and PHEVs can run off electricity, they have the potential to reduce our collective dependence on crude oil. GE has estimated how much gasoline we can save over the life of a vehicle. 


Even better, as electricity generation benefits from green technology, so will the carbon footprint from EV's.  Now that's good news.


Find out more facts

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