Feed-in Tariff

Receive a check for the amount of renewable energy you generate

Renewable energy generators can sell power back to NIPSCO. You receive a check for the amount of electricity you generate from your renewable energy project. Please note, availability is limited.

Here are a few additional program details:

  • Must be an existing NIPSCO electric customer
  • Must be wind, solar or sustainable biomass or biogas projects
  • Supports generation projects from 3 kW - 1 MW (varies by technology)
  • Interconnection and Renewable Power Purchase Agreements are required
  • Customer is responsible for infrastructure upgrades and installation costs
  • Customer is responsible for maintenance of the generating device and interconnection wiring
  • Customer transfers all rights to environmental assets from the sale of energy
  • Receive payment for the amount of energy generated:
Technology Range Purchase Rate
per kWh FIT 2.0
Allocation II 
Status
Micro-Wind
3-10 kW
 $0.2300 Open for application
Intermediate Wind  >10-200 kW
 $0.1380 Queued
Micro-Solar
5-10 kW
 $0.1564 Open for application
Intermediate Solar >10-200 kW
 $0.1380  Closed
Biomass 100 kW-1 MW
</= $0.0918 Open for application

Connect Your Equipment

The level and type of interconnection will vary with the type of customer and the size of the generator. 

Feed-in Tariff - Process

STEP 1: Research

We encourage you to research the interconnection process to understand all requirements (including potential municipal restrictions, building and zoning requirements, insurance requirements, safety regulations, application fees, installation, electrical requirements, etc.).

  • PV Watts Calculator - Estimates the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems.
  • Engineering Standards – Requirements and guidelines for interconnection of customer owned, (DR) Distributed Resource (DR) generation source, to NIPSCO’s electric system

STEP 2: Submit Application

Customer submits interconnection application:

Note: For technologies where there are more requests than there is available capacity, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 10Kw and below:

Greater than 10kW:

Send or email Interconnection Applications to:

  • 801 E. 86th Avenue, Attention: New Business, Merrillville, IN 46410
  • cnb@nisource.com

STEP 3: Technical Review

NIPSCO reviews application and provides next steps. A technical review is conducted to determine if the project can move forward, or if an additional study is needed to determine the impact to the broader electric distribution system. This additional study may be required before moving to the next step.

STEP 4: Approval & Construction

STEP 5: Sign Agreements

Once all approvals are complete, construction begins and meters are installed. Customers have 12 months from the execution of the agreements to complete the project.

Questions?

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 cnb@nisource.com