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.
Lane restrictions on State Road 39 in LaPorte will begin today and continue for the next few weeks. Continue reading
Motorists traveling through LaPorte County on State Road 39 will encounter lane restrictions for the next few weeks. Continue reading
Being aware of some electrical hazards can go a long way in reducing the risk of house fires, injuries, and loss of property. This month, NIPSCO is joining Electrical Safety Foundation International in commemorating National Electrical Safety Month. Continue reading
NIPSCO is warning customers of a spike in reports of telephone scams. The company says it’s heard from a number of customers who say they’ve gotten suspicious calls from people claiming to be NIPSCO employees. The callers demand immediate payment or threaten that the customers’ service will be disconnected. Continue reading
Just because there is a transition to spring taking place doesn’t mean NIPSCO has stopped providing utility assistance to some of its customers.
Between December 1st and March 15th, natural gas utilities in Indiana don’t disconnect services to low income home energy assistance customers just because they may be delinquent on their home heating bills.
Giving residents easy access to healthy food choices is a challenge in many of the rural communities in the local area, but during the past year, officials in Starke County found a way to keep one town’s grocery store open. Continue reading
Several Grovertown and Koontz Lake area residents and businesses have reported receiving scam telephone calls from someone claiming to be a NIPSCO representative. The caller advises service will be disconnected unless immediate payment is made. Continue reading
Storm conditions are expected to continue today, with the potential for additional heavy wind gusts through Friday. NIPSCO expects a multi-day cleanup effort. Once the storm subsides, NIPSCO will be able to make a better assessment on estimated restorations times – which could improve or worsen depending on the weather conditions. Crews will continue to work around-the-clock to restore service. Continue reading
NIPSCO’s electric rate increase is moving ahead, but prices won’t be going up as much as originally planned. The company has reached an agreement with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, its industrial customers, and other groups. Continue reading
Local nonprofit organizations working to protect the environment can get some help, thanks to a grant from NIPSCO. The company is now accepting applications for its new Environmental Action Grant. Continue reading
A blown insulator is being blamed for power outages in North Judson and extending into rural areas of Starke and Pulaski counties. That’s according to Kankakee Valley REMC spokeswoman Amanda Steeb. She says the problem is in NIPSCO’s equipment, and crews are on their way to repair the problem. Continue reading
The combination of strong winds, ice and numerous vehicle versus utility pole crashes created a perfect storm for utility crews yesterday as they endeavored to keep power turned on to customers throughout northern Indiana. Continue reading