Now that summer appears to be here to stay, NIPSCO officials remind customers to prepare for possible severe weather.
Get a storm preparedness kit together before inclement weather strikes. It should include essential medicines, nonperishable food, water, flashlights, a fully-charged cell phone, portable radio and extra batteries. Make prior arrangements for a backup power supply if someone in your family requires life support equipment. Continue reading →
Art and train enthusiasts will have a chance to learn more about the popular South Shore Line posters this weekend. Knox resident Mitch Markovitz is the artist behind the “Just Around the Corner” poster series. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, he’ll host a gallery talk Saturday morning at 10:30 at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →