Environment 

NIPSCO Hydro Electric Plants

 

We currently own and operate two Hydro Electric Plants in northern Indiana, which provide electric power to customers across NIPSCO's service area.

Norway Hydro Electric Plant - located along Lake Shafer in White County - was put in service in 1923 and NIPSCO purchased the plant in 1944. Norway Hydro's maximum output is 7.2 megawatts (MW).

Oakdale Hydro Electric Plant - located along Lake Freeman in Carroll County - was put in service in 1925 and NIPSCO purchased the plant in 1944. Oakdale Hydro maximum output is 9.2 MW.

Norway and Oakdale were licensed by FERC on October 2, 2007. NIPSCO operates these facilities as "run-of-river dams". In other words, water flowing through the dams is matched as close as possible to the water flow coming into the dams. These facilities are not flood control dams.

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