Lighting updates at North Judson-San Pierre Schools are already paying off for the corporation. The change from fluorescent to LED bulbs and fixtures will save considerable money over the long term. It also earned the corporation an energy efficiency rebate from NIPSCO. Major Accounts Manager Kelley Davies presented school corporation officials a check for $20,800. She says such rebates are an incentive for schools, businesses and individuals to invest in energy efficiency upgrades. Continue reading
April is National Safe Digging Month, and NIPSCO officials remind customers and contractors to pick up the phone before they pick up a shovel. A call to 811 at least two days before the start of any digging project will give utility locators time to find and mark buried underground utilities. Continue reading
Low-income residents who are delinquent in their heating bills may have their natural gas service disconnected. Between December 1 and March 15, Indiana utility companies don’t shut off natural gas service to customers taking part in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP. Continue reading
NIPSCO is accepting grant applications from northern Indiana nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives through the end of March. Grants of between $500 and $5,000 will be awarded in mid-April prior to Earth Day. Continue reading
NIPSCO reminds customers of the importance of maintaining a safe home heating system as temperatures drop and winter sets in. For starters, conduct an annual furnace inspection to make sure it is working efficiently and to protect residents from safety concerns like carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Continue reading
NIPSCO and other electric and natural gas providers are working to keep their customers from falling victim to long-running scams. Officials say such activity typically picks up during the holiday season but occurs year-round.
The most common scam involves an unsolicited telephone call from an individual who claims to be a NIPSCO representative. He or she warns the customer’s service will be disconnected unless a payment is made within a short time frame, typically an hour or so. Continue reading
NIPSCO this week submitted their plans to continue providing energy to its customers to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
Families who struggle to pay their heating bills can now sign up for energy assistance from the federal government. NIPSCO, state agencies and other organizations offer various types of assistance each year. Continue reading
NIPSCO is predicting the average winter heating bill will increase this year compared to last year. Continue reading
Ash tree removal continues in Winamac. Now, it’s the trees along state highways that are ready to be cut down. Continue reading
NIPSCO says it is providing incentives for businesses to make energy saving upgrades in Northern Indiana.
NIPSCO may soon be looking to retire four coal-fire electric generation units at two of its power plants.
NIPSCO is sending out one final reminder for those summer building and landscaping projects.
NIPSCO is encouraging participation in its appliance recycling program.
Electric rates will be going up for NIPSCO customers this October. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved the rate hike, following an agreement reached in February involving NIPSCO, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, and other groups. Continue reading
The Pulaski County government has completed a contract with NIPSCO in preparation for construction work on the Reynolds-Topeka Transmission line.
NIPSCO is offering customers a new way to keep track of their energy usage. “My Energy Scorecard” provides a custom energy report. It compares a home’s energy usage to similar-sized homes in the same climate zone. The report will be delivered to customers via email six times this year. Continue reading
Construction on the Reynolds-Topeka Transmission Line is getting underway and NIPSCO says they continue to expect operations to begin in 2018.
The project is a multi-county, multi-million dollar project designed to increase the effectiveness of utilities providers in Northern Indiana. NIPSCO isn’t alone, however, in their efforts. Similar projects are going on across the country in an attempt to meet federal renewable energy standards.
Starke County officials are looking at short and long-term ways to shore up operating expenses at the new jail. It has been open for about a year, and budgeted operating costs were based on an actuarial study done for the county. Information shared during last night’s joint meeting of the council and commissioners indicates those recommendations may have been based on flawed information. Continue reading
Pulaski County is looking to protect itself when major infrastructure work starts locally at some point in the future.
On Monday night, the County’s Highway Department approached the Pulaski County Commissioners with a “Road Use” Agreement. The contract is expected to be signed with NIPSCO as work continues on the Reynolds-Topeka Electric Transmission Line.