Helping You Get Connected!

If you already own, or plan to purchase a solar, wind, hydro or biomass system, you may be eligible to participate in NIPSCO's Net Metering or Feed-in Tariff Program.

We offer three program options aimed at promoting further renewable generation opportunities in northern Indiana and responding to customers’ interest in powering their homes and businesses with renewable energy. In addition to contributing to environmental sustainability, these programs help slow the need for NIPSCO to invest in additional power resources, as the demand for energy continues to rise. Please note, availability is limited.

Option 1: Net Metering (for projects up to 1 MW)
Receive energy credits on your bill for the amount of power you generate
This program is designed to allow you to generate your own electricity from renewable energy to offset your individual usage each month. We install one meter capable of measuring energy you are consuming as well as measuring the amount you are generating. If you generate more than what you need, you’ll receive energy credits that can be applied to future usage. 

Option 2: Feed-in Tariff (for projects 3 kW - 1 MW, varies by technology)
Receive a check for the amount of energy you generate
The Feed-in Tariff Program is very similar to the Net Metering Program. However, this option offers you a sell-back opportunity. You receive a check from NIPSCO for the amount of electricity you generate from your renewable energy project.

Option 3: Cogeneration (for cogeneration and small power production facilities)
Receive a check for the amount of energy you import to the grid
For definitions and qualifications, please see the IURC Rule (170 IAC 4-4.1 et seq).

Large or Independent Power Producer

Customers Connecting to 69,000 Volt or Larger Transmission Circuit

Large or Independent Power Producer customers wanting to connect generation to a transmission circuit, 69,000 volt or above, must utilize the interconnection process of the Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO). This procedure is required because NIPSCO’s transmission system is under functional control of MISO. Please visit the MISO website for detailed interconnection procedures and an interconnection application.


We understand that the interconnection process can be complex, but we’re here to help.  If you have any questions about the process, or other questions related to renewable energy, please contact