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:

Green Power 
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. 

Renewable Energy Projects
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 and Feed-in Tariff Programs. 

Electric Vehicles
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. 

Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas is an affordable, clean-burning, domestically-produced fuel which makes it an economically and environmentally-beneficial alternative to gasoline. 

What we’re doing:

Renewable energy
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. 

Sustainability report
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 towards 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.