IN-Charge Electric Vehicle Program "At Home & Around Town"

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Presented by Barb Penkala with NIPSCO
July 23, 2012

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  • 1. http://www.nipsco.com/en/INCharge
  • 2. Overview I. Program Goals & Objectives II. Phase I: IN-Charge Electric Vehicle Program – “At Home” 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Program Overview Eligibility Enrollment Process Program Update Challenges & Opportunities Next Steps III. Phase II: IN-Charge Electric Vehicle Program – “Around Town” 1. 2. 3. 4. Program Goals & Objectives Proposed Plan Challenges & Opportunities Next Steps http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 2
  • 3. IN-Charge EV Program Overall Program Goals & Objectives:  Increase overall awareness and education regarding PEVs  Remove barriers for customers  Education & outreach  Provide financial incentives  Encourage off-peak charging  Conduct research and analysis:  PEV market penetration study and infrastructure plan  Location and usage patterns of charging stations  Program satisfaction & needs of early adopters  Encourage regional economic development  Reduce dependence on foreign oil  Reduce green house gases http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 3
  • 4. Benefits for Consumers & Our Region • Cleaner Air: Zero vehicle emissions • Consumer Savings: Up to $4,000/year vs. gasoline • Convenience: Recharge at home during off-peak hours • Operating Costs: Lower compared to gasoline vehicles http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 4 4 4
  • 5. http://www.nipsco.com/en/INCharge 5
  • 6. IN-Charge EV Program - At Home Program Overview: • Approved by IURC on February 1, 2012 • Three year pilot in effect through January 31, 2015 • Key features: $ Financial incentive up to $1,650 per residential customer toward the purchase and installation of a Level 2 (240 volt) electric charging station, which also includes any required electric upgrades within a customer’s home $ Free second meter, specifically dedicated to charging station (IDR submeter) $ Free charging during the night-time hours of 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. • Program Administrator - 350Green http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 6
  • 7. IN-Charge EV Program - At Home Eligibility: • NIPSCO residential “electric” Customer with an active account • EV must either be owned/leased by customer or another resident living at the same address • Auto must be SAEJ-1772 compliant • Proof of ownership or delivery of the Electric Vehicle • Hardwired Level II (240 volt) residential charger with a dedicated circuit http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 7
  • 8. IN-Charge EV Program - At Home Enrollment Process: 1. Go to http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 2. Complete the Pre-installation Survey 3. Agree to the Terms & Conditions of NIPSCO’s IN-Charge At Home Program 4. Schedule a home assessment to obtain an estimate regarding the cost to install your choice of charging stations and any required electric upgrades 5. Schedule the installation of your charging station 6. Schedule the installation of your sub-meter for free charging http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 8
  • 9. IN-Charge EV Program - At Home Program Update: • • • Began on April 2nd, 2012 41 Enrollments with 30 Confirmations 20 Chevy Volts, 6 Nissan Leafs, 4 Think City , 2 Mitsubishi I, and 1 Smart Car http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 9
  • 10. IN-Charge EV Program - At Home Challenges: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Timing between order and program launch (2 months) Unexpected number of initial enrollments Permitting and inspection process Second meter installation process EV’s are not readily available in Indiana until Late 2012, early 2013 http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 10
  • 11. http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge
  • 12. IN-Charge EV Program - Around Town Goals & Objectives:  Build on the residential “At Home” Program  Meet emerging customer needs & reduce barriers  Reduce “Range Anxiety”: Focus toward charging outside the home  Provide incentive for employee workplaces, apartments, company fleets, municipalities, commercial/retail establishments, and along major transportation corridors  Promote common regulatory policies  Create jobs and economic growth  Promote clean transportation  Understand & monitor impact on our electric grid http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 12
  • 13. IN-Charge EV Program - Around Town Proposed Plan: • Approach - Open & Collaborative to build a sustainable model • Focus on the deployment of workplace & public charging stations • Provide Education & Outreach to targeted sectors • Provide incentives for employee workplaces, apartments, company fleets, municipalities, commercial/retail establishments, and along major transportation corridors • Leverage NIPSCO’s Investment – Build on partnerships and seek grant opportunities http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 13
  • 14. IN-Charge EV Program – Around Town Target Locations : 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Workplaces & Universities Apartments Commercial / Retail Establishments Fleets Municipalities Major transportation corridors http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 14
  • 15. Types of Charging Stations Level I http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge Level II DC Quick Charge 15
  • 16. Proposed Maximum Incentive* 50% of total installation cost up to the following maximum amount: Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Dual Mount DC Quick Sector One Port Two Ports Charge (110v) (240v) (240v) *2 Universities & Workplace $500 $ 3,000 $ 4,500 $ 37,500 Apartments $500 $ 3,000 $ 4,500 $ 37,500 Company Fleets $500 $ 3,000 $ 4,500 $ 37,500 Governmental Public Areas $500 $ 3,000 $ 4,500 $ 37,500 Major Transportation Corridors $500 $ 3,000 $ 4,500 $ 37,500 Commercial and Retail $500 $ 3,000 $ 4,500 $ 37,500 *Amounts are Subject to Change http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 16
  • 17. IN-Charge – Around Town Current Charging Stations 1. NIPSCO Headquarters (Public) 801 E 86th Ave, Merrillville, Indiana Level 1 Ports: 2 Level 2 Ports: 4 2. Town of Dyer - Town Hall (Free /Public) One Town Square , Dyer IN Level 1 Ports: 1 Level 2 Ports: 1 3. Future Charging Stations Michigan City Mall (Free / Public) 601 Wabash Street, Michigan City, Indiana Level 2 Ports: 2 Retail Sites http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge Non-Retail Sites 17
  • 18. IN-Charge EV Program - Around Town Challenges: 1. Getting the message across – Education & Outreach • • 2. Federal, State & Municipal Support • • • 3. 4. 5. Benefits to Charging Station Hosts Various Business Models Permitting & Inspections Major highway locations Road signs Obtaining Grant & Leverage Funding Concentration of Level 2 and DC Quick Charge on grid Obtaining usage information to obtain Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 18
  • 19. EV Infrastructure Map Key Players for Success PRODUCT AND SERVICE PROVIDERS CONSUMERS UTILITIES CONSUMERS AUTOMAKERS FLEET OPERATORS INFRASTRUCTURE PROVIDERS Liaison between stakeholders, signal, influence, invest and support Role: private market place development; Identify and minimize governmental barriers. STATE GOVERNMENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge REGULATORS FOUNDATIONS & DEVELOPMENT GROUPS COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES 19
  • 20. IN-Charge EV Program - Around Town Next Steps: 1. Expand Education and Outreach 2. Meet with Stakeholders to Discuss Phase II Proposal 3. File Phase II Program Plan with IURC http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 20
  • 21. Acknowledgement: • Environmental Protection Agency Consent Decree: – Consent Decree entered on July 22, 2011 to help ensure NIPSCO is compliant with the Clean Air Act. – The actions and expenditures proposed in Phase 1, and to be proposed in Phase 2, may qualify as “Environmental Mitigation Projects” under the Consent Decree – NIPSCO will be seeking EPA’s approval of Phase I and Phase II expenditures. http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 21
  • 22. Contact Information • Barb Penkala, NIPSCO EV Project Manager bpenkala@nipsco.com 219-647-5009 http://www.nipsco.com/INCharge 22