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Northern Indiana Public Service Co. is expected to announce an electric vehicle initiative during this month's South Shore Clean Cities Inc. annual meeting. Officials with the nonprofit organization say NIPSCO is scheduled to provide details of a program to promote electric vehicle use throughout northern Indiana. February 3, 2014

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization sponsored through a U.S. Department of Energy program, will hold its 2014 annual meeting Feb. 18 to celebrate the successes of its members and partner organizations, and recognize top alternative fuel users, distributors and supporters in northern Indiana.

The event will be 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CST at Avalon Manor Banquet Center, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Merrillville, Ind.

Carl Lisek, executive director for South Shore Clean Cities, said officials from NIPSCO (Northern Indiana Public Service Company) will be on hand to share important information.

"NIPSCO has chosen the South Shore Clean Cities annual meeting to announce an exciting incentive program designed to promote the use of electric vehicles across northern Indiana," he said.

More than 200 people and 22 vendors attended last year's event.

"The 2014 meeting will be a great opportunity for community members, leaders and industry partners to network," said Lisek, who also is vice president at Purdue Research Park-based Legacy Environmental Services Inc. "They also can share ideas that will help South Shore Clean Cities and its supporters move toward a more widespread adoption of alternative fuels."

To register, call 219-644-3690, email info@southshorecleancities.org or visit South Shore Clean Cities' events page at http://www.southshorecleancities.org. Tickets are $20 per person, and lunch will be served.

About South Shore Clean Cities Inc.

Designated as the 71st Clean Cities Coalition on June 15, 1999, South Shore Clean Cities Inc. was founded on the principle that motivated individuals working together for common goals best accomplish our nation's objectives. In almost 100 coalitions, government agencies and private companies voluntarily form partnerships that meet the objectives of improving air quality, developing regional economic opportunities and reducing the use of imported oil.

About Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Park, with four locations across Indiana, has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The park network is home to about 240 companies that employ about 4,500 people and are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany.Source: Purdue Research Park, South Shore Clean Cities Inc.