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Utility Companies in the Northeast Launch Regional Electric Vehicle Initiative (REVI)

Oct 22,2009 - PRNewswire

A group of utility companies that provide electricity to customers in several Northeast states have formed the Regional Electric Vehicle Initiative (REVI) to encourage collaboration among entities interested in advancing electric transportation.

Participating utilities are: Connecticut Municipal Electrical Energy

Cooperative (CMEEC), Massachusetts

Municipal Wholesale Electric Company

(MMWEC), National Grid, Northeast Utilities

(NU), NSTAR and The United Illuminating

Company (UI).

About REVI: REVI's focus supports regional and state policy goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop alternative fuel resources, utilizing the region's existing electric system as the starting point for the new charging infrastructure of plug-in electric vehicles coming to market beginning in late 2010.

The REVI Utilities Working Group is a voluntary collaborative of interested electric utilities in the Northeast driven by the emergence of plug-in hybrid and battery-only electric vehicles ("EVs" inclusively). The group is organized to exchange information and establish shared positions and priorities for the region's EV infrastructure. EVs have the potential to provide significant economic, environmental and social benefits, such as reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on imported oil, while reducing consumers' energy costs. Member utilities have the potential to play a critical role in advancing the region's EV planning process, policies and dialogue with external stakeholders.

Media contacts for participating utilities:

CMEEC (www.cmeec.org)

Michael Cassella 860-965-2526 mobile

MMWEC (www.mmwec.org)

Dave Tuohey 413-308-1392 office

National Grid (www.nationalgridus.com)

Deborah Drew 508-389- 2637 office

NU (www.nu.com)_

Al Lara 860-728-4616 office

NSTAR (www.nstar.com)

Caroline Allen 617-424-2460 office

UI (www.uinet.com)

Al Carbone 203-499-2247 office

Related information: Refer to the Edison Electric Institute's Plug-In

Electric Vehicle Market Readiness Pledge announced

October 21, 2009, in Detroit. (Go to www.eei.org

for news release)

CONTACT: Jim Owen, 202-256-8447.

SOURCE Regional Electric Vehicle Initiative

Originally published by Regional Electric Vehicle Initiative.