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Marshall County Detectives Investigating Thefts

Published: July 16th, 2014

Detectives with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department are looking for information into two recent theft incidents.

It was between June 30 and July 9 when unknown person(s) gained entry into a NIPSCO substation at 18881 15th Road and took a large amount of copper wire and connectors. Three storage units were also damaged and it believed the same person caused the destruction.

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Post-Storm Power Restoration Efforts Continue

Published: July 3rd, 2014

Several Starke County residents are still in the dark as a result of Monday’s storms. As of 4:30 this morning, NIPSCO reports 349 customers without power in Knox and 52 in North Judson. Numerous outages are still reported in LaPorte County as well, and a handful of Marshall County NIPSCO customers are still without power. Read the rest of this entry »

NIPSCO Updates Power Restoration Timeline

Published: July 2nd, 2014

NIPSCO officials say most customers in their service area should have electricity by 10 p.m. tonight, and service to the rest should be back on sometime tomorrow. Monday night’s storms left 128,000 total customers across northwest Indiana in the dark. NIPSCO crews and workers from other utility companies in Indiana and surrounding states have been working around the clock since to restore power. As of 11:30 a.m. CDT, 32,000 customers are still without power. Read the rest of this entry »

Post-Storm Power Restoration May Take Days

Published: July 2nd, 2014

NIPSCO officials say it could take several days to restore power to areas affected by Monday night’s storms. As of 4:30 this morning, nearly 35,000 customers are still in the dark. That number includes more than 700 in Starke County, more than 600 in Marshall County and a handful in Pulaski County. Nearly 2,000 NIPSCO customers in LaPorte are without power as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Storms Leave Kankakee Valley in the Dark

Published: July 1st, 2014

Power is still out this morning across much of the Kankakee Valley after two lines of strong storms tore through the area last night. NIPSCO and Kanakee Valley REMC crews are working as fast as they can to restore power to affected areas. About 3,800 REMC customers in Starke, Pulaski and Marshall Counties are in the dark. More than 86,000 NIPSCO customers across the northern Indiana are without power as well. Read the rest of this entry »

NIPSCO Announces Customer Energy Savings Plans

Published: June 3rd, 2014

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is offering customers more ways to save money and conserve energy by extending energy efficiency programs.
The programs are available to all NIPSCO electric customers and will replace the state-wide Energizing Indiana programs. They are set to expire at the end of 2014. Popular residential programs such as the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, the New Construction Program and Low Income Weatherization Program will continue. Read the rest of this entry »

Call 811 before Attempting Projects that Involve Digging

Published: April 2nd, 2014

Many outdoor projects are being planned now that spring is upon us and NIPSCO wants to remind you to call before digging.

April is National Safe Digging Month. Call 811 two business days before starting any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. If 811 isn’t called before a digging project, not only do you subject yourself to injury but you could be fined up to $10,000 or more and the cost to repair damages.

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Statewide Winter Moratorium Ends Today for Gas and Electric Customers

Published: March 15th, 2014

NIPSCO’s winter moratorium ends today for customers enrolled in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

NIPSCO and all Indiana electric and gas utilities do not disconnect service to LIHEAP customers who are behind on their bills during the winter heating season which begins Dec. 1 and ends March 15.

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Power Restoration Efforts Continue

Published: March 13th, 2014

Winter reared its ugly head again yesterday bringing a mixture of freezing rain, heavy snow and gusty winds which created power outages in the Northern Indiana area.

Transmission has been restored to all Kankakee Valley REMC substations, and crews worked tirelessly to restore power to areas where downed power lines were reported.

NIPSCO had over 20,000 outages yesterday morning and crews continue to restore power to affected areas.

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Proposed Regulations Could Increase Electric Costs By 32 Percent

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: February 28th, 2014

Electric utility customers across the state may have heard of a potential rate increase through NIPSCO or Kankakee Valley REMC, or really any other electric provider, due to proposed legislation that, if passed, could cause an increase in the area of 32 percent for electric bills. KVREMC’s Amanda Steeb told WKVI that the EPA has proposed additional regulation placing intense limitations on carbon emission from coal power plants, which, for a coal producer like Indiana, can cause steep increases in electric utilities.

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NIPSCO Bills Increase as Temperatures Decrease

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: February 5th, 2014

NIPSCO customers across northern Indiana were shocked to see their average residential natural gas bill increase by 34 percent over last year’s, but it’s nothing that wouldn’t be expected, as the average temperatures across the area in January were 39 percent colder than last year.

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Cold Weather Possible Culprit for Widespread Power Outage

Published: January 28th, 2014

Kankakee Valley REMCLast night’s sub-zero temperatures are likely to blame for a widespread power outage that left more than 1,300 Kankakee Valley REMC customers in the dark. The initial outage was reported around 6 p.m. in the Bass Lake and Monterey areas and affected more than 450 members. REMC crews identified the problem but had to cut power to additional customers in order to safely make repairs to the damaged source that was feeding an REMC metering point. Kankakee Valley REMC spokeswoman Amanda Steeb told WKVI news The cold makes the metal wire contract or shrink and break at a weak point or where a prior repair has been made. The Bass Lake Fire Station opened last night as a temporary warming shelter for affected residents. IU Health Starke Hospital is the county’s permanent warming center for the duration of this cold snap. The hospital lobby is available 24 hours to anyone who needs to get in out of the cold.


Unlicensed Driver His NIPSCO Truck, Injures Driver

Published: January 14th, 2014

A NIPSCO meter reader was treated at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth after his truck was rear-ended by another vehicle Friday morning in Culver. Ryan N. Misch was westbound on State Road 10 west of State Road 17 when Jonas G. Crispen struck his truck. Crispen told a Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy he had no memory of the accident. The deputy checked Crispen’s driving record and discovered that his Indiana learner’s permit was suspended due to an infraction. Officers measured tire marks at the scene and determined Crispen’s vehicle ran into the NIPSCO truck. A copy of the crash report has been forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office. The Indiana State Police and Culver Police Department also assisted at the scene.

Cause Found for Electrical Blinks

Published: November 23rd, 2013

Kankakee Valley REMC officials have received word on what caused three separate electrical blinks Thursday night around 8 p.m. CT.

According to spokesperson Amanda Steeb, customers in Hanna, Bass Lake, North Judson and Knox were affected. REMC contacted NIPSCO who found a failed insulator on a pole. The foggy conditions during the evening Thursday and the moisture in the air caused a short in the electric current which led to the short electrical blinks.

Crews are repairing the issue.

NIPSCO, Energizing Indiana Offer Home Energy Assessments

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: October 30th, 2013

With winter right around the corner, NIPSCO and Energizing Indiana are working together to not only improve the comfort and efficiency of homes but save energy as well through a home energy assessment. These assessments lay out ways to improve the efficiency and comfort of your home with an in-home energy assessment with the aid of an energy advisor who will analyze your energy use, recommend weatherization measures and help install low-cost energy-saving measures.

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NIPSCO Planning Instracture Upgrade

Published: October 5th, 2013

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.

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Marshall County Commissioners to Meet This Morning

Published: September 16th, 2013

The Marshall County Commissioners have a light agenda to attend to this morning.

Glenn Roberts will be in to discuss NIPSCO power lines and Clerk Julie Fox will be before the board to talk about remodeling plans for her office.

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IURC and NIPSCO Reach Rate Settlement Through 2020

Published: September 5th, 2013

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved a settlement with NIPSCO to extend existing natural gas rates for all customers.

The settlement agreement essentially extends the same rates that were approved in the 2010 rate case order.

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Persistent Juvenile Trespasser Arrested in LaPorte

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: August 28th, 2013

A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass after employees of the NIPSCO facility in LaPorte reported the suspect had been escorted off the property multiple times. According to the report, on Monday, Aug. 26, around 7:11 p.m., police responded to the facility at 1501 State Road 2 West to investigate a report of a young male who had been observed inside the fenced-in compound area.

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NIPSCO Customers Report Scam

Published: August 23rd, 2013

NIPSCO customers have told the company that they have been receiving unsolicited phone calls from people claiming to be NIPSCO representatives when in fact the callers are scammers.

In this latest scam, the “NIPSCO representative” will threaten disconnection of the customer’s electric service if an immediate payment is not made in order to settle an overdue balance. The scammer directs the victim to purchase a prepaid debit card, specifically a “Green Dot Debit Card” and call back with a receipt and PIN. This allows the scammer to access the card’s funds.

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