NIPSCO Officials Stress Severe Weather Preparedness

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

Markovitz to Celebrate 20 Years of South Shore Line Posters with Gallery Talk in Hammond

Artist Mitch Markovich in his Knox studio

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

Investment in Energy Efficiency Earns N.J.-S.P. Schools a NIPSCO Rebate

N.J.S.P. Maintenance Supervisor Wilbur Collins, NIPSCO Major Accounts Manager Kelley Davies and Cory Busse of Busse Electric

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

Dial 811 Before You Dig

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

NIPSCO Warns Customers of Potential Scams

Call spoofing telephone scamNIPSCO 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