Protecting the Environment
It's our responsibility to make sure you always have electricity and natural gas there when you need it, but we also want to ensure that we're providing service to you in an environmentally responsible way.
What you can do:
Choose to designate a portion or your entire monthly electric bill to power generated by renewable sources including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydroelectric power.
Energy Efficiency Programs
Lowering your bill, becoming more energy efficient and conserving natural resources is made easier with our variety of programs aimed at helping all customers start saving today.
Selling Your Clean Energy
Do you own or plan to purchase a source of renewable energy? If so, you may be eligible to sell the power you generate back to NIPSCO through our Net Metering/Feed-in Tariff Program.
Save gas, money and get perks from NIPSCO when you buy an electric car. Our IN-Charge Electric Vehicle Program grants customers a credit of up to $1,650 for the installation of a home charging station and free charging between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Wood Stove Changeout Program
Credits up to $5,000 for residents who upgrade to cleaner, more efficient wood burning stoves or boilers.
Help save the environment and your time by choosing to go paperless and pay by e-bill.
What we’re doing:
NIPSCO’s increasing commitment to sustainable energy can be seen in our hydroelectric facilities and 100MW of wind energy. We also offer ways to get you connected if you’re interested in using wind, solar biomass or hydro power at your home.
Improving air quality
Individually, we have reduced Nitrogen Oxide and Sulfur Oxide emissions by 70 percent since 1990. We work with the EPA under the Clean Air Act and continue to invest in environmental control technology in our coal-fired generating facilities to further reduce emissions.
We’ve worked with our Forestry Operations Department and our vegetation management services to plant more than 2,400 trees in the state over the last five years. NIPSCO is consistently recognized as a Tree Line USA Utility.
NIPSCO is a major partner of the Grand Kankakee Marsh Restoration Project and supporter of the Shirley Heinze Land Trust, both of which have resulted in the restoration and preservation of thousands of acres of wetlands.
NIPSCO reflects the values of our parent company, NiSource, one of Ethisphere Institute’s, World’s Most Ethical Companies of 2012. This annual report documents our progress towrads sustaining economic growth, social responsibility and environmental stewardship in the way we serve our communities.
NIPSCO Environmental Action Team (NEAT)
Formed by NIPSCO employees, NEAT’s mission is to provide environmental education and assistance with restoration efforts in our communities.