Illinois utility ComEd is working with Millennium Garages to deploy 300 EV chargers at the downtown Chicago parking complex by 2026. ComEd recently cut the ribbon on the first 100 EV chargers, and has awarded $200,000 in energy efficiency incentives to support Millennium Garages in lowering its energy usage.
“ComEd is committed to working with customers and our partners from across the state to accelerate the adoption of EVs,” said Melissa Washington, SVP of Customer Operations. “Millennium Garages’ work to convert savings from ComEd’s energy efficiency programs into the buildout of the largest EV charging hub in the Midwest will expand charging options for Chicago’s residents, visitors and commuters.”
ComEd recently announced a $231-million investment in electrification, including new rebates, rates and pilot studies.
Millennium Garages’ four underground facilities include more than 9,000 parking spaces in the heart of the Chicago Loop. The garages feature a variety of charging options for customers, including EVPassport, ChargePoint, FlashParking and Tesla. All EV charging at Millennium Garages will be powered by certified renewable wind energy.
“In partnership with ComEd and the City of Chicago, we are proud to expand charging access for local residents, commuters, visitors and fleets,” said Jamie Ponce, Millennium Garages’ Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer. “As Chicago returns to in-person work and play, our EV charging program highlights how urban infrastructure can support important transportation, energy and economic development opportunities.”
“This is a testament to the growing popularity of electric vehicles,” said Megha Lakhchaura, State of Illinois EV Officer. (Yes, Illinoi has an EV officer!) “We commend Millennium Garages and ComEd for investing in their customers to align with the state’s goals to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and fight climate change.”