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									News                  from the Illinois Commerce Commission
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                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE




September 27, 2010                                                                   Contact:      Brian Sterling
                                                                                                   Beth Bosch


           ICC Announces Plug-In Vehicle Policy Initiative
In anticipation of the fast approaching introduction of plug-in electric vehicles into the Illinois
market, along with the growing interest in natural gas and other alternative fuel vehicles, the
Illinois Commerce Commission today announced its plans to ensure that the state’s electric grid
and natural gas distribution systems are prepared for these forthcoming changes.
The newly created Plug-In Vehicle Initiative, co-chaired by Acting Chairman Manuel Flores and
Commissioner Erin O’Connell-Diaz, will lead Illinois utilities and a wide range of stakeholders
in this collaborative preparation effort.
At the outset, the Commission is requesting that the state’s three investor-owned electric utilities
submit Initial Assessments of the expected impact of the first wave of plug-in vehicle
deployments. These Initial Assessments will be due to the Commission in December. The
Committee will establish stakeholder working groups to discuss key issues and develop
standards and/or best practices for Plug-in Vehicle deployment. The Committee will present a
Final Report to the Commission by Spring 2011.
The Commission anticipates this Initiative will position Illinois to take advantage of Federal
programs designed to spur adoption of this new green mode of transportation. It also will help
ensure that early adopters in Illinois enjoy a rewarding experience with their new vehicles as
well as encourage manufacturers and distributors of these new products to focus on the Illinois
economy.


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