NIPSCO has announced a plan to invest in its natural gas infrastructure through the end of the decade.
A statement from the company suggests that the project will provide a number of direct benefits to homes and businesses across northern Indiana.
Safety, reliability and maintaining access to low natural gas prices are central to the comprehensive, seven-year plan. The company plans to eliminate the remaining bare steel natural gas lines and installing 80 miles of transmission lines. The construction of new service to customers in rural areas is also planned.
NIPSCO officials are focusing on making these improvements while minimizing the impact on customer bills. Rather than making these investments at one time, NIPSCO is spreading out the work to help eliminate sudden spikes in customer bills.
The cost of the project is $713 million.